posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 07:56 PM
reply to post by grey9438
I am a beekeeper, and watch for all the bee related threads. (Yoda voice: Bee Threads Stalk I Do.)
From the article:
Specifically, the EPA is accelerating the schedule for registration review of the neonicotinoid pesticides because of uncertainties about them and
their potential effects on bees."
However, even the accelerated review will not be completed before 2018.
The pesticides named in the lawsuits are clothianidin, manufactured by Bayer, and thiamethoxam, made by Syngenta. Neither company chose to comment on
the lawsuit, but industry group Crop Life America (CLA) is representing some of the companies.
So in the meantime, the pesticides still get used. That's the problem with lawsuits, they take too long.
The CLA is fighting the review, but the longer we use these pesticides, the more at risk our global bee population is.
Why does it take a legal case? Does reality about the environment, and protecting bees, really take the insanity of a court case?
Without regulation, our bee population would disappear. Everyone could use whatever pesticide on their crops, but what farmers don't realize, (but
are programmed into them), is that certain pesticides cause CCD, and they should be immediately banned.
Why aren't they?
Money and Greed.