Appropriately enough for a show called the Buzz, we’re looking at bees this week. Yeah, you knew we had to take advantage of that pun sooner or later. Bees, agrichemicals, the food supply, politics, sociology, and international law — they’re all tied up together. We hear two different takes on the declining bee population. […]
Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, April 8, 2013, to talk about Bayer’s pesticides, A pesticide that is mainstream in farming and agriculture, used because it is extremely effective in eliminating unwanted insects. However, studies show this pesticide is also responsible for harming bees and birds.
Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, March 4, 2013. Philpott is the co-founder of Maverick Farms, an educational non-profit that promotes community resources and helps reconnect local food networks. Currently he writes the food and agriculture blog for Mother Jones.