The irony is that if passed, the Saving America’s Pollinators Act would actually be detrimental to bees and other pollinating species, while harming America’s farmers. By Henry I. Miller, The Federalist Some old ideas for bad laws are endlessly recycled. Take the case of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, a nearly six-year-old initiative now cosponsored… Read More We Don’t Need To Ban Pesticides To Save Bees
Foreword: Environmental activists always claim they merely want better public policies, to save the Earth and its endangered species. Far too often, their real goal is acquiring more money and power – by misdiagnosing and misrepresenting, exaggerating and fabricating, ecological crises. It’s the road to the hell of badpublic policy. And it’s not always paved… via… Read More Environmentalist scare stories – Never mind! — WUWT?
In 2006 bees started disappearing. Beekeepers reported losing up to 90% of their beehives. And no one knew why. Nearly every news outlet and environmentalist group sounded the alarm, warning of an imminent beepocalypse that would devastate our food supply. But while alarm bells rang, things turned around. And bee colonies are now at a… Read More What Happened to the Beepocalypse?
If correctly used, a University of Guelph research team found no colony-level risk to honeybees from neonic pesticides after going through a number of published and unpublished manuscripts. Upon the request of Bayer and Syngenta, researchers at the University of Gelph, headed by toxicologist Keith Solomon and aide teacher Gladys Stephenson, examined 64 papers from… Read More Study: Correct neonic use reveals no honeybee colony risk
A bee specialist out of Switzerland named Jean-Daniel Charrière was interviewed by Swissinfo in which Dr. Charrière states that while neonic pesticides should be concerned about neonic pesticides, but the biggest threat to bee populations and the focus of policies to help them should be on vorra mites. He is quoted as saying: For the… Read More Swiss bee expert: focus on vorra mites, not pesticides
During late June, the Los Angeles Times published a story citing a recent study conducted by UK scientists and published in Science magazine. The mainstream news media claimed that neonicotinoid pesticides have been found to do harm honey and wild bees. However, Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Andrea Lagomasini reviewed the manuscript and found that… Read More Study: Neonicotinoid pesticides have minimal impact on bees
Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media has been following an eco-scam for a future years now: the idea that bees are dying at an alarming rate — and that somehow humans have something to do with it. Of course, David Suzuki has been fundraising to “fight” the calamity — except bee colony collapse isn’t really happening, any… Read More Bee “colony collapse” another environmental hoax
Hank Campbell, president of the American Council on Science and Health and author of the book The Science Left Behind, recently told the Chicago City Wire that there is nothing to worry about regarding pesticide use. His remarks came after the Chicago city Park District decided for the eighth year in a row to reduce… Read More Scientist: Chicago park pesticide use reduction is chemophobia
The mainstream media has put out a news story citing a study published in the biological research journal of the Royal Society based out of London. According to the BBC, the manuscript is said to have found that bumblebee queens are less able to develop their ovaries when exposed to common neonicotinoid pesticides. The research… Read More No, neonic pesticides do not affect honeybee queen egg development
Back in 2014, The London Times uncovered senior scientists linked to environmentalist groups plotting to introduce a study geared to corrupt scientific literature with a manuscript geared to preordain conclusions in an attempt to condemn neonic pesticides. The Times obtained notes from the four scientists who would discreetly select scientists who would conduct peer review… Read More Environmentalists try to pitch for EU neonic ban with UK pesticide study