Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong
wlc: "I'm pro-regulation, anti-pollution..."
in the european union, environmental activist groups not even involved with beekeeping adopted the honey bee as their poster child. by sensationalizing bee colony losses and blaming it on neonics the environmentalists waged a public misinformation campaign that resulted in the masses becoming anti-neonic. despite scientists and experts testifying that they had no solid evidence implicating neonics for the colony losses, the politicians ended up caving in to public sentiment, and they set a two year ban on neonics in place citing the 'precautionary principle' as the justification.
wlc is on record as being an environmentalist, and he is especially concerned with native pollinators. he would like to see a ban on pesticides. i believe that he hopes associating bee colony losses with pesticides will accomplish the same thing here.
it's no wonder that you disparage the positions of the leaders in the beekeeping community who aren't on you're environmental bandwagon wlc. the problem with trying promote this nonsense on beesource and the reason it's not working is because the folks here know better.
you would get more bang for your buck on msnbc.
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