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Principal At School In India Arrested After Food Poisoning Kills 22 Children!

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principle arrested after food poisoning kills twenty two schoolchildren

We recently heard the awful news about 22 schoolchildren in India dying after elevated levels of dangerous chemicals and pesticides led to severe food poisoning, and now they may have the person responsible for the horrible incident.

Police say the school's headmistress Meena Kumari was arrested this morning and will appear before a court as soon as tomorrow.

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Beekeepers Ask The EPA To Ban A Pesticide Toxic To Bees

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A group of commercial beekeepers has filed a petition to ask the EPA to regulate the use of a pesticide that has proved toxic to honey bees.

These chemicals kill certain insects but are supposed to leave the good ones (in this case bees) unharmed.

But what happened is the poison can lead to a weakened immune system in the bees, which could contribute to colony collapse disorder.

Colony collapse disorder is where all the adult honeybees in a colony suddenly die or disappear.

Other countries have already banned these types of insecticides.

A professor of entomology (bug doctor) said:

"The EPA admits that their testing has not been adequate to determine the impact of this chemical on bees and pollinators."

So maybe it's time for the EPA takes another look at the pesticides they allow to be used.

The bees are vital to over one-third of all of America's crops.

Save the bees!

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Bedbugs Becoming Extremely Resistant To Pesticides

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Bedbugs Becoming Extremely Resistant To Pesticides

OMG this is scary!

New scientific studies have revealed that in New York City, bedbugs are 250 times more resistant to pesticides than bedbugs in Florida.

Lab tests around the world show today's bedbugs can survive pesticide levels a thousand times greater than the lethal dose of a decade or so ago.

Um, we are NOT jealous of our east coast comrades right now. Sweet dreams tonight, don’t be alarmed if the bed bugs bite!

[Image via AP Images.]

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