This is a disappointing end to the week.”EU delays action on pesticides ban”.
This relates to scientists having identified 3 specific pesticides that are proven to be harmful to the honeybee population, and the European Union failing to agree on an action.
It’s yet another example of our bureaucrats getting together and being unable to do what’s right as a collective. Bees are at risk, this is nothing new. Everyone understands the importance of the honeybee in the supply of our foods. Specific pesticides have been identified as the cause of decline in the honeybee population. “A recent report by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) concluded that the pesticides posed a “high acute risk” to pollinators, including honeybees.”
Wouldn’t you think it a no brainer to prohibit their use? ..Apparently not. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-2179336
Also, why do the companies continue to produce these problematic chemicals long after it is known that they’re harmful to the bees? – Obviously they’re just feeding their bottom line, is this where the term ‘bottom feeders’ came from? I’m not sure.
“Today’s vote flies in the face of science and public opinion and maintains the disastrous chemical armageddon on bees, which are critical for the future of our food,” said Avaaz senior campaigner Iain Keith.
The large corporations who manufacture these pesticides pay their lobbyists to sway the officials who are involved in the vote to pass legislation. It’s corrupt, and they’re playing dice with our food supply.