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There is evidence that use of Clothianidin is a major factor in Colony Collapse Disorder. Take this opportunity to ban the pesticide and save our bees.
Submitted by Community Member 11 months ago
Submitted by Janet Pinkston 1 year ago
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Submitted by jakesunrider 1 year ago
All evidence shows that the Agency's own scientists know this to be a problem, but politics and pressure from lobbyists and industry have apparently hindered decisive action. Let's hope the well-intentioned individuals within the bureaucracy are not over-ruled by avaricious or short-sighted policy makers.
Yes in fact the EPA does know that this is a problem. Clothianidin, and Imidacloprid as well.
So the debate becomes how do "people" work to create a world where this stuff is not desired - is in fact, abhorred. Because then it really wouldn't matter what the EPA said, and we could create our own "standard," if you will - and not find ourselves relying on organizations with bastardized ethics.
What say we just "walk around 'em!" ? They can catch up later.
Christy: Do you have an effective "path" in mind for the people to stop supporting use of those pesticides? I suppose we both already purchase organic honey and locally grown food. That's not enough. I believe there is a role for regulation and banning these pesticides would be appropriate and more effective than trying to persuade hard pressed consumers to buy more expensive products when the benefits are indirect. Help bees to help agriculture to help food producers to finally help consumers-- that path is too convoluted to be persuasive in this age of 30 second attention spans. My dad quit buying DDT after he read Silent Spring, but his neighbors were nonplussed. It took government action to remove that poison from garden store shelves.
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