Eleven environmental groups are suing to block an alleged effort on the part of the California Department of Food and Agriculture to spray pesticides statewide. The groups contend that to do so violates the state’s Environmental Quality Act. The state agency announced the Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program on Christmas Eve of last year. One environmentalist group alleges not enough time and notice was given for public comment on the agency’s campaign and not enough details are available on what the pesticide spraying program will entail.
Preventing the usage of pesticides has worked really well in Europe. According to the Genetic Literacy Project, despite the scientific community being split sharply on wether neonics contribute to Colony Collapse Disorder and bee deaths, the European Commission banned their use regions of European countries saw pest populations spike. For example:
While pressures on politicians increase, farmers in Europe say they are already seeing the fallout on crop yields from the ban–what many claim is a politically driven policy. This is the first season for growing oilseed rape following the EU ban, and there has been a noticeable rise in beetle damage.
Last autumn saw beetle numbers swell in areas of eastern England and the damage from their larvae could leave crops open to other pest damage and lodging.
Ryan Hudson, agronomist with distribution group Farmacy, says that growers in the beetle hotspot areas are seeing some fields “riddled” with the larvae.
“They could do a lot of damage – arguably more than the adults because we cannot control them now and I think we will find out the true extent this season,” he explains.
Near Cambridge, England, farmer Martin Jenkins found flea beetles for the first time in almost a decade on his 750 acres of rapeseed (commonly called canola in the U.S.).
The above infestations are only a sample of the insect attacks that have occurred on farms since Europe banned neonicotinoid pesticides. Like I have alleged many times on this website, it is my contention that environmentalism is a religion and opposition to pesticides has been a hallmark of Gang Green thanks to their mother goddess Rachel Carson’s book The Silent Spring which alleged to tell the truth about DDT. All of the environmentalist groups opposed to pesticides do so mainly since that is the key issue that started their movement.
It is clear that Gang Green wants more insect infestations since that can affect crop yields. This, in turn, means less food for people and can result in massive hunger or even starvations followed by death. All of this is to be expected since environmentalists, like the groups who filed this California lawsuit, hate human life.