Re: Defenders of Wildlife sent email to ban clothianidin
we enjoy cheap food prices because of chemicals. The US is a major contributor to the world food markets because of chemicals. Therefore, the US is a very lucritive market for the chemical companies. Ban one chemical and the giants like Bayer Crop Science and Monsanto will develop another. When you are talking about profits in the billions of dollars...it ain't ever going to go away.
I don't like the idea of poisoning our planet any more than the other folks on this forum. But until chemical use becomes unprofitable, it ain't going away. Trying to regulate chemical giants like Monsanto who have an army of well funded lobbyists in DC is like.....well down here in TX we have a saying......"like tryin to piss up a rope in a windstorm."
Maybe we should be trying to figure out how to get rid of lobbyists first.
"you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink"...well that horse ain't got nothing on a bee.