Scientists accused of plotting pesticide ban

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…

Environmentalists and the art of scientific advocacy

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…