Controversy About Poison Encapsulation Surrounding Factory in Southern France

There is a continuing controversy stirring in Bassens, a city in south-western France, surrounding a microencapsulation plant owned by Cerexagri, a division of United Phosphorus Limited. The plant manufactures encapsulated methyl parathion, an insecticide and acaricide which is also extremely hazardous to humans. Parathion usage is banned or restricted in 23 countries, and illegal to […]

Microencapsulated Pesticides a Threat to Honeybees

This article¬†on Alternet discusses the particular threat that microencapsulated pesticides pose to honeybees pollinators. ¬†Honeybees, the pollinators of a majority of our agricultural crops, are currently facing a mass die-off due to a number of disputed factors. In 1974, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency licensed the nerve gas parathion trapped into nylon bubbles the size […]