Some interesting insights out of New Zealand. The vice president of the country’s farming association, Colin Hurst, is quoted as saying if neonicotinoid pesticides are banned, it will result in even more sprayed pesticide use. According to NZFarmer, Hurst states that seeds in New Zealand are usually coated with neonicotinoids which prevented insects from eating… Read More Banning Neonicotinoid Pesticides Increases Pesticide Use
CBS News reports that a new EPA rule has been proposed that would, if enacted, create temporary, pesticide-free zones when certain plants bees use as food are in bloom. The rule would also apply when the bees are on a beekeeper property and not a neighboring one. Also, the new rule does not apply to… Read More EPA pesticide-free zones will aid in green crop destruction campaign
Here we go again! The method surrounding the plot by environmentalist groups who got scientists to publish a false study used to make the case to EU regulators to ban neonicotinoid pesticides is being repeated except this time it is in the US and the target is fracking. Two news stories published by The Huffington… Read More Study links fracking to birth defects …. or does it?
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! The research used to justify a European ban on neonicontinoid pesticides has not only been called into question but the scientists behind the research have been accused of plotting the effort to do so. According to The Australian quoting a story run by The London Times, a 2010 memorandum was leaked implicating… Read More Scientists accused of plotting pesticide ban
A hard-hitting post by Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 on PR and politicized science. A factual account of how science has become politicized and environmentalist groups are able to end runs around corporations when it comes to advancing a political agenda. In his commentary, Campbell describes that oft-times environmentalists will turn to like-minded scientists to… Read More Environmentalists and the art of scientific advocacy