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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrey Limonchenko View Post
    I am glad you agree with them that much. This might be helpful to you: http://www.epa.gov/jobs/openings.html
    I didn't say I agreed with them. I was just pointing out inaccurate information in your post.

    Anyway it would be a long commute from Ireland and it's hard to work properly with jetlag.

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    If this is such a problem, why are there still bees in the corn belt. I can drive west for a 800 miles and see nothing but corn . With hundreds of thousands pound of seed going in the ground every year for x amount of years. Why are there still bee's in these areas.
    This might be the reason: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...noids-gardens/

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Andrey, This might be the problem, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethanol. go to drug effects this sound like CCD, and its production picked up in the 1990 also.
    Last edited by Birdman; 04-11-2013 at 01:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    You still haven't answered the question, "what will replace it." I hope you're not hoping to go back to the organophosphates. Did you ever hear of DDT?
    http://rodaleinstitute.org/
    Iím really not that serious

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    I hope you're not that serious. Roadle has been around for years and if you think they're going to feed the world, you're delusional.

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    I hope you're not that serious. Roadle has been around for years and if you think they're going to feed the world, you're delusional.
    Well we ain't feeding the world now.
    Iím really not that serious

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    I hope you're not that serious. Roadle has been around for years and if you think they're going to feed the world, you're delusional.
    I don,t expect them to but to think ya can,t feed the world using organics is short sighted. We ain't doing a great job now.
    Iím really not that serious

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    A deeply divided European Union will go ahead with a ban on the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides – clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam – blamed by critics for the decline in honey bee number.

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I don,t expect them to but to think ya can,t feed the world using organics is short sighted. We ain't doing a great job now.
    Mac... have you ever really looked into what that would take... to feed the world using the Organic/Rodale method? I suspect one could feed upscale Miami..... but the world... ?? Forget everything else and just consider manpower/labor, we can not find labor enough to manage our highly mechanized agricultural methods now. We would have to import all of Central and South America just to apply the manure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpm08161947 View Post
    Mac... have you ever really looked into what that would take... to feed the world using the Organic/Rodale methods
    The thing is WE don’t have to feed the world countries have the ability to feed themselves using organic methods. Before the advent of the CORPORATE FARM there was a thing called the FAMILY FARM which did quite well at feeding the world. http://organic.lovetoknow.com/Organi...n_Pennsylvania
    http://www.morrisorganic.com/
    http://www.absolutepasturedpoultry.com
    http://auburnmeadowfarm.com
    http://www.bendybrookfarm.com/about.html
    http://www.birchwoodfarmdairy.com/products/
    http://www.comebackfarm.com/home.html
    http://www.nofanj.org/
    http://www.springwoodfarm.com/
    http://www.oylersorganicfarms.com/
    http://www.kretschmannfarm.com/
    http://www.spiralpathfarm.com/
    http://www.delvinfarms.com/
    http://organics.tennessee.edu/farm.htm
    http://www.colvinfamilyfarm.com/Our_Farm.html

    Quote Originally Posted by hpm08161947 View Post
    Forget everything else and just consider manpower/labor, we can not find labor enough to manage our highly mechanized agricultural methods now. We would have to import all of Central and South America just to apply the manure...
    That’s not true manure spreading is mechanized.
    Iím really not that serious

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Before the advent of the CORPORATE FARM there was a thing called the FAMILY FARM which did quite well at feeding the world.
    Grew up on one. If I remember correctly the world's population was much smaller then and we used pesticides, fungicides, etc. back then too. We can't even feed ourselves now.

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The thing is WE don’t have to feed the world countries have the ability to feed themselves using organic methods. Before the advent of the CORPORATE FARM there was a thing called the FAMILY FARM which did quite well at feeding the world.
    I do not see how this can be done today, with a world wide population of 7 billion. Perhaps we would have a chance at a sustainable organic solution with a population of 1 billion? Solve the population problem and the pesticide problem could take care of itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpm08161947 View Post
    I do not see how this can be done today, with a world wide population of 7 billion. Perhaps we would have a chance at a sustainable organic solution with a population of 1 billion? Solve the population problem and the pesticide problem could take care of itself.
    Agree with the population but even at a billion the pesticide issue is about money not population. Before WWII very few farmers used chems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Agree with the population but even at a billion the pesticide issue is about money not population. Before WWII very few farmers used chems.
    http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/corn...producing.html
    A little perspective might be in order here. Per acre yields for corn (using the largest crop as an example) have risen from around 50 bushels per acre in 1950 to a current average of about 170 and continue to rise at 2 to 3 percent per year. Interestingly enough one thing that has been bred out of corn in the quest for yield is excessive pollen production. I am wondering if anyone posting on here has ever actually observed a honeybee gathering pollen on a field corn plant. I know I haven't and I have stood in many fields adjacent to our bee yards observing. Years ago a walk through a corn field in the summer released clouds of pollen in the air, such is no longer the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Agree with the population but even at a billion the pesticide issue is about money not population. Before WWII very few farmers used chems.
    We also had famine from crops that failed. Ireland had blight hit there potato crop, they lost 1/3 of the population.

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    Default Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The thing is WE donít have to feed the world countries have the ability to feed themselves using organic methods. Before the advent of the CORPORATE FARM there was a thing called the FAMILY FARM which did quite well at feeding the world.
    If you want to know about farming, ask a farmer......

    While we don't rowcrop, we do have cattle and sell a large quantity of hay. We own and operate a FAMILY FARM, but family farms are fading into extinction. If you want to take society back to the FAMILY FARM system, you're first going to have to petition the government to eliminate the "death tax." You are also going to have to instill "work ethic" back into society. When old Mr Farmer dies and young Mr Farmer has to sell the farm to pay the inheritance tax, you lose farm land at a staggering rate. How many of you people live in subdivisions where corn fields use to be? You'll also have to convince society to stop "moving to the suburbs." Suburbs use to be agriculture land.

    We can talk about fairy tales all day, but facts are if chemicals were taken away from farmers today, the US would have to import 50% of it's food. Are you prepared to pay for that? Do you really understand what that would mean to society, the economy and to the sustainability of the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    We also had famine from crops that failed. Ireland had blight hit there potato crop, they lost 1/3 of the population.
    And we still have crop failures for many many reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimlyon View Post
    http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/corn...producing.html
    A little perspective might be in order here. Per acre yields for corn (using the largest crop as an example) have risen from around 50 bushels per acre in 1950 to a current average of about 170 and continue to rise at 2 to 3 percent per year
    Yep you can grow more using chems but it costís more depletes the soil, kills wildlife, pollutes water, and itís not sustainable. Most corn is used for animal feed and now fuel as for helping to feed the world ???
    Quote Originally Posted by jimlyon View Post
    [I am wondering if anyone posting on here has ever actually observed a honeybee gathering pollen on a field corn plant..
    Not me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    We also had famine from crops that failed. Ireland had blight hit there potato crop, they lost 1/3 of the population.
    Good example of mono croping
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Yep you can grow more using chems but it cost’s more depletes the soil, kills wildlife, pollutes water, and it’s not sustainable. Most corn is used for animal feed and now fuel as for helping to feed the world ??? Not me
    Yes, it costs more and the additional costs are offset many times over in yield advantage, no surprise there. Sustainable? Well it continues to increase not decrease, I would guess that curve may flatten some then again it might not but I don't think anyone knows the answer to that including you. Yes your quite correct that most corn production is for animal feed and fuel. Certainly good arguments can be made against its use as ethanol, my guess is that budget cuts and economic reality will eventually remedy that situation but then that's a good topic for another forum. As far as livestock feed, well that is just filling a demand that humans have for meat. Should that be part of this discussion as well?
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