I could not help but notice that borderbeeman included the Pesticide Action Network of Germany and its American affiliate in his list of environmental groups that are supposedly opposed to pesticide coatings on seed corn, see post 82.
The PAN of North America is among the greenest of the verdant environmental organizations. The American branch of PAN is so green that approximately half or more of all the green environmental originations partnered with PAN are located in or near the San Francisco Bay area or in adjoining states. No one, and I mean NO ONE can accuse PAN of being in the pocket, on the payroll, or of being a lackey to Bayer, Monsanto, or any other agriculture giant.
I suspect however that the Honorable borderbeeman failed to read PAN’s “Field Guide to Non Chemical Pest Management in Corn Production.”
In the name of full discloser the following quote is directly from PAN’s web page and it has in no way been tweaked, massaged, or changed to help prove my or any other poster’s point. The font and color differences between my post and PAN’s words is an enhancement added by myself to further differentia PAN’s words from my own feeble mutterings.
Pesticide Action Network’s Field Guide to Non Chemical Pest Management in Corn Production, page 9
General Recommendations line 3.
“3. Always select good and diseased-free seeds. If possible, treat seeds to kill seed
borne pathogens and insect pests”
There you have it right from the horses’ mouth. Nuf said on this issue? I think so!