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Bee Colony Collapse Disorder – Chemo-Phobic Anti-Pesticide Groups Want To Prohibit Neonicotinoid Insecticides – Paul K. Driessen – Bee-Keepers Harm Bees And Not Pesticides – 2013 05 20 & 13

 

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The Myth Of

 

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Background Information From An Independent Perspective

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides Hurting Bees Is A MYTH

 

 

There is NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST A LINK between Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides DO NOT HARM BEES. 

 

Bee-Keepers are HARMING BEES, and NOT Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides, like Imidacloprid, are widely used for the control of insect pests in lawns, gardens, ornamental plants, and agriculture. 

 

Since 2006, Anti-Pesticide Activists and Bee-Keepers have ALLEGED that there are so-called links and causes between the Neonicotinoid Insecticides like Imidacloprid and Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

 

Researchers have NOT been able to identify a single cause of Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

 

The weight of the scientific evidence clearly shows that Neonicotinoid Insecticides DO NOT AFFECT BEES.

 

The exposure of bees to Neonicotinoid Insecticides is at very low levels, far too low to cause harmful effects.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides WILL CAUSE NO HARM TO BEES since treated plant tissues contain only TINY amounts of ingredient, bees are not feeding on the plants, and pollen contains barely detectable levels.

 

If some Anti-Pesticide Activists and Bee-Keepers were not so SCIENTIFICALLY ILLITERATE, they would know that scientific research shows that, as reported through EPA’s and Health Canada’s VAST TOXICOLOGY DATABASE, NO HARM WILL OCCUR TO BEES. 

 

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is THE FAULT OF BEE-KEEPERS and their mismanagement practices. 

 

Bee-Keepers are responsible, and NOT Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

In their usual method of arriving at SCIENTIFICALLY ILLITERATE CONCLUSIONS, the Anti-Pesticide Activists and Bee-Keepers have somehow CONCOCTED THE IMAGINARY DANGER that Neonicotinoid Insecticides was the reason for Bee Colony Collapse Disorder. 

 

Of course, this is an Anti-Pesticide Lunatic MYTH !

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists and Bee-Keepers are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE concerning Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists and Bee-Keepers ALLEGE, with NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF, that Neonicotinoid Insecticides somehow cause Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

 

This is an Anti-Pesticide Lunatic MYTH !

 

When used properly, pest control products CAUSE NO HARM, and DO NOT HURT BEES.

 

 

 

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May 20th, 2013

 

Paul K. Driessen

 

EnterStageRight.com

 

Selected And Adapted Excerpts

 

 

 

 

Paul Driessen is Senior Policy Advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Congress Of Racial Equality, and author of the book Eco-Imperialism – Green Power – Black Death.

 

 

 

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Neonicotinoid Insecticides

 

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides ( a.k.a. Neonic Pesticides ) are derived from naturally-occurring nicotine plant compounds and have been hailed as a LOW-TOXICITY PEST TREATMENT.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides are often applied to seeds or on soils during planting, become part of the plants’ physiology, and WORK BY GIVING TREATED PLANTS INTERNAL DEFENSES AGAINST INVASIVE PESTS.

 

Claims that Neonicotinoid Insecticides could kill bees appear plausible at first blush, but laboratory studies have shown that high doses can affect bees IN MINOR WAYS.

 

Studies have shown that Neonicotinoid Insecticides are INNOCENT.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides are TOXIC ONLY TO INSECTS THAT FEED ON TREATED PLANTS, which dramatically reduces the need to spray entire fields with other, less safe pesticides.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides WILL CAUSE NO HARM TO BEES since treated plant tissues contain only TINY amounts of ingredient, bees are not feeding on the plants, and pollen contains barely detectable levels.

 

The use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides also CURTAILS RISKS TO FARM WORKERS AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS.

 

 

 

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Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

 

 

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is a phenomenon that poses a SERIOUS THREAT to bees, crop pollination, flowers, and food crops in many areas.

 

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and other bee die-offs are NOT NEW.

 

What we now call Bee Colony Collapse Disorder was FIRST REPORTED IN 1869, and many outbreaks since then have turned scientists into Sherlock Holmes detectives, seeking explanations and solutions to this mysterious and scary-sounding problem.

 

Fungi, parasitic mites, and other possible suspects, have been implicated, but none has yet been arrested or convicted. 

 

This UNCERTAINTY created A PERFECT PETRI DISH FOR CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS.

 

 

 

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The REAL Agendas Of Anti-Pesticide Groups

 

 

CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS are at it again.

 

They have a bee in their bonnet.

 

This time they’re ATTACKING WIDELY USED AND SAFE NEW INSECTICIDES, Neonicotinoid Insecticides, but their assertions and real agendas are nothing new.

 

THEIR REAL GOAL IS TO RAISE MORE MONEY AND ACQUIRE MORE POWER.

 

As Saul Alinsky taught  ―  they have picked their new target, personalized and polarized it, and are attacking it relentlessly.

 

[  Saul Alinsky was the author of the book Rules For Radicals – A Pragmatic Primer For Realistic Radicals.  See next segment for more details.  ]

 

 

 

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Saul Alinsky And His Rules For Radicals

 

 

Saul Alinsky was the author of the book Rules For Radicals – A Pragmatic Primer For Realistic Radicals.

 

The scope of influence for Rules For Radicals was a far-reaching one as it was a compilation of the SUBVERSIVE TACTICS of Saul Alinsky.

 

It has been a direct influence for Anti-Pesticide and Environmental-Terrorist Organizations.

 

The tactics proposed by Alinsky were based metaphorically on the eyes, ears, and nose of the opponent.

 

If you have organized a VAST MASS-BASED PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION, you can PARADE IT VISIBLY BEFORE YOUR OPPONENT AND OPENLY SHOW YOUR POWER.

 

If your organization is SMALLER IN NUMBERS, then appeal to the « ears »  ―  conceal the members in the dark but RAISE A DIN AND CLAMOR THAT WILL MAKE THE LISTENER BELIEVE THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION NUMBERS MANY MORE THAN IT DOES.

 

Lastly, if your organization is TOO TINY EVEN FOR NOISE, STINK UP THE PLACE.

 

 

Saul Alinsky And His Rules For Radicals 

 

A good tactic is one your people enjoy.

 

A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

 

If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.

 

Keep the pressure on.  Never let up.

 

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

 

Never go outside the expertise of your people.

 

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

 

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.

 

Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.

 

The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

 

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

 

The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

 

Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.

 

 

 

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Attacks Against DDT Insecticide

 

 

RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALISM and CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS, like Environmental Defense Fund, rose to ascendancy with their opposition to pesticides, specifically DDT.

 

Charles Wurster was a scientist with Environmental Defense Fund [ A U.S. ANTI-PESTICIDE AND ENVIRONMENTAL-TERRORIST ORGANIZATION ].

 

According to Wurster in 1969 in Seattle Times newspaper  ―

 

If the environmentalists win on DDT, they will achieve a level of authority they have never had before.

 

Using Rachel Carson’s OFTEN INACCURATE book Silent Spring to drive a nasty campaign, CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS succeeded in getting the Environmental Protection Agency to PROHIBIT U.S. production and use of DDT in 1972, leading to a de facto GLOBAL PROHIBITION EVEN TO COMBAT MALARIA DISEASE.

 

Trumpeting ILLUSORY OR MANUFACTURED DANGERS of DDT, and CALLOUSLY INDIFFERENT to the DEATHS OF MILLIONS from the horrible disease of Malaria Disease, CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS still BATTLE AGAINST THE USE OF DDT, even to spray only the inside walls of primitive homes to keep most mosquitoes out, and keep those that do enter from infecting people.

 

 

 

WEB-PAGE  ―  DDT INSECTICIDE

 

 

CONVENTIONAL PRODUCT  –  DDT INSECTICIDE AND OUR WORLD OF POLITICIZED SCIENCE ( Web-Page )

 

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Attacks Against Neonicotinoid Insecticides

 

 

Attacking a new class of insecticides for SPURIOUS REASONS is no big deal for CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS, even if the chemicals are SAFE AND VITAL for modern agriculture.

 

The target now is a widely used new class of safe pesticides  ―  Neonicotinoid Insecticides ( a.k.a. Neonic Pesticides )  ―  that Beyond Pesticides, Pesticide Action Network, Sierra Club, and other « socially responsible » groups, are blaming for Bee Colony Collapse Disorder in various countries.

 

CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS are pressuring the United States and other countries to PROHIBIT Neonicotinoid Insecticides, by blaming them for Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

 

Their FEAR-MONGERING ASSERTIONS are PURE CONJECTURE, but that hasn’t stopped activists  ―  or news outlets  ―  from promoting frightening stories implicating Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

Unfortunately, Bee-Keepers and CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE about pest control products.

 

Nevertheless, several Bee-Keepers and CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS have sued the Environmental Protection Agency ( US EPA ), demanding that EPA immediately PROHIBIT all Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

The lawsuit is not merely ill-advised.

 

By blaming Neonicotinoid Insecticides, Bee-Keepers and CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS are ignoring  ―  and deflecting attention from  ―  the ACTUAL THREATS TO BEES.  ( See later segments. )

 

 

 

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Studies Of Neonicotinoid Insecticides  ―  University Of Guelph

 

 

Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree is Professor Of Environmental Biology at University Of Guelph.

 

She is the LEADING EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF POLLINATION ACTIVITIES OF HONEYBEES.

 

According to Dr. Scott-Dupree, doses of Neonicotinoid Insecticides that bees receive in lab studies  …

 

…  are far above what a realistic field dose exposure would be.

 

The difference is akin to an 81 mg aspirin tablet versus a full bottle of 200 mg tablets, or light rainfall on a bee versus throwing it into a bucket of water.

 

Dr. Scott-Dupree helped coordinate a Canadian field study that compared hives exposed to Neonicotinoid Insecticides to those that weren’t exposed.

 

Dr. Scott-Dupree FOUND NO DIFFERENCE IN COLONY HEALTH between the two groups.

 

 

 

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Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree

 

 

Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree is the LEADING EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF POLLINATION ACTIVITIES OF HONEYBEES.

 

Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree received her Master Of Pest Management ( 1983 ) and her Ph.D. ( 1986 ) from the Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

 

Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree’s Master Of Pest Management research dealt with the use of pheromones for the monitoring and control of moth pests in apicultural situations.

 

Her Ph.D. research, with Dr. Mark Winston, focused on the pollination activities of honeybees and native bee pollinators in orchard systems in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

 

Dr. Scott-Dupree became a faculty member at University Of Guelph in 1986, and is involved in teaching and research.

 

Her research interests include integrated management of insect crops pests using environmentally compatible control methods, resistance management, and the impact of agro-ecosystems on non-target organisms, including beneficial insects such as honey bees, bumble bees, native bees and natural enemies of insect pests.

 

Dr. Scott-Dupree is also interested in alternative control methods for honeybee disease and pests.

 

Born and raised in Western Canada, Dr. Scott-Dupree became acquainted with apiculture and agriculture through family beekeeping and farming operations.

 

She is keenly aware of the importance of apiculture and agriculture to the Canada economy and endeavors to relay this to others through her research, teaching and extension activities.

 

Dr. Scott-Dupree is actively involved with the Entomological Societies of Ontario and Canada and is Past President of the Canadian Association Of Professional Apiculturists.

 

 

 

 

 

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Studies Of Neonicotinoid Insecticides  ―  Britain’s Department For Environment, Food, And Rural Affairs ( DEFRA )

 

 

Other studies by Britain’s Department For Environment, Food, And Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) reached the SAME CONCLUSION as University Of Guelph and Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree.

 

The DEFRA evaluation of studies purporting to link Neonicotinoid Insecticides to bee harm found that THE LAB WORK WAS CONDUCTED UNDER EXTREME SCENARIOS WHICH WOULD NOT OCCUR UNDER REAL-WORLD CONDITIONS.

 

According to Britain’s Department For Environment, Food, And Rural Affairs ( DEFRA )  ―

 

The RISK of Neonicotinoid Insecticides seed treatments to bee populations in the field is LOW.

 

That’s hardly surprising.

 

Plant tissues contain only TINY amounts of Neonicotinoid Insecticides, bees are not feeding on the plants, and POLLEN CONTAINS BARELY DETECTABLE LEVELS.

 

 

 

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More Details About DEFRA  ―  European Commission CONTRADICTED

 

 

Two research studies from Department For Environment, Food, And Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) REINFORCED the United Kingdom’s OPPOSITION by CONTRADICTING a proposed PROHIBITION against Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

In the European Union, the European Commission DEMANDED a two-year Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, but a MAJORITY of nations OPPOSED THE DEMAND.

 

The European Commission, which is the executive body of the European Union, is clearly INFESTED with Anti-Pesticide Lunatics.

 

The two DEFRA research studies, including a field trial, CONTRADICTED the European Commission.

 

According to Department For Environment, Food, And Rural Affairs ( DEFRA )  ―

 

The RISK of Neonicotinoid Insecticides seed treatments to bee populations in the field is LOW.

 

In the United Kingdom, Department For Environment, Food, And Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries, and rural communities.

 

DEFRA concluded that various laboratory studies that showed a negative impact on bee health WERE NOT FAIR ACCOUNTS of what happens in the field due to the OVERDOSING OF BEES in these studies.

 

According to the DEFRA study  ―

 

In all cases, there is evidence that the doses of neonicotinoids presented to bees under laboratory or semi-field conditions were UNREALISTICALLY HIGH.

 

The dosing studies therefore represented the EXTREME CASE in a field situation.

 

DEFRA added that accumulated evidence across several independent field studies suggests  …

 

…  any effects that are present ARE LIKELY TO BE SMALL and NOT BIOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT, [ although DEFRA acknowledged these studies ] might not have the statistical power to show effects.

 

DEFRA said the fact that Oil Seed Rape that is treated with Neonicotinoid Insecticides has been a productive crop for over a decade in the United Kingdom is itself evidence that pollinator populations, including bees, are not being reduced by the presence of Neonicotinoid Insecticides as Oil Seed Rape requires insect pollinators. 

 

According to the DEFRA study  ―

 

While this assessment cannot exclude rare effects of neonicotinoids on bees in the field, it suggests that effects on bees do not occur under normal circumstances.

 

Consequently, it supports the view that the risk to bee populations from neonicotinoids, as they are currently used, is LOW.

 

Speaking in the House of Commons on March 26th, 2013, Farming Minister David Heath said the DEFRA research SHOWED NO LINK between Neonicotinoid Insecticides and bee health under normal circumstances.

 

Minister Heath said the Government would only wish to restrict the use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides IF EVIDENCE SHOWS THE NEED, and that it has urged the European Commission TO BE PROPORTIONATE and take into account the findings of the United Kingdom.

 

According to Ian Boyd, Chief Scientist, DEFRA  ―

 

Decisions on the use of neonicotinoids MUST BE BASED ON SOUND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.

 

The analysis of laboratory studies published by DEFRA today demonstrates that while we cannot rule out the possibility of neonicotinoids affecting pollinators, we cannot be clear as to the extent of their impact.

 

I therefore support the conclusions of the analysis that further data based on more realistic field trials is required. 

 

 

 

REPORTS  ―  DEFRA

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 04 15 — UNITED KINGDOM — DEFRA — NO NEED TO CHANGE PESTICIDE RULES ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2010/12/15/no-need-to-change-pesticide-rules-%e2%80%93-defra-news-farmers-guardian/

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 04 05 — UNITED KINGDOM — DEFRA — NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES ARE SAFE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/05/latest-news-united-kingdom-defra-april-2013-safe-neonicotinoid-insecticides-and-bees/

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 04 04 — UNITED KINGDOM — DEFRA — AN ASSESSMENT OF KEY EVIDENCE ABOUT NEONICOTINOIDS AND BEES ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/04/an-assessment-of-key-evidence-about-neonicotinoids-and-bees-defra-publications/

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — VICTORY AGAINST TERRORISTS — EUROPEAN UNION — 2013 03 15 — EUROPEAN UNION NATIONS DO NOT WANT PROHIBITION ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-VICTORY-AGAINST-TERRORISTS-European-Union-2013-03-15-European-Union-Nations-DO-NOT-WANT-PROHIBITION-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/20/european-pesticide-ban-majority-of-nations-do-not-want-prohibition-neonicotinoid-insecticides-are-safe-2013-03-15/

 

 

 

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The Actual Threats To Bees

 

 

Right now, NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHY BEES AREN’T THRIVING.

 

Studies have shown that Neonicotinoid Insecticides are INNOCENT.

 

Multiple studies point to several factors that explain why bees are struggling, especially Varroa Mites.  ( See next segment. )

 

ACTUAL THREATS TO BEES include  ―

 

•   bacterial infections like foulbrood

 

•   bee habitat loss

 

•   bees developing resistance to anti-biotics

 

•   exposure to commonly used organophosphates

 

•   fungi like Nosema

 

•   long-term bee inbreeding and resultant lack of genetic diversity

 

•   multiple bee viruses and parasites

 

•   Varroa Mites

 

CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS are NOT asking for investigation into these problems  ―  which calls THEIR SCIENCE, SINCERITY, AND INTEGRITY INTO QUESTION.

 

The CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS’ track records on DDT and Malaria Disease underscores this modus operandi.

 

The CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS get money, publicity, power, and phony solutions  ―  and end up hurting the very things ( bees and people ) they profess to care so much about.

 

 

 

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Varroa Mites Actual Threat To Bees

 

 

The aptly named parasitic mite VARROA DESTRUCTOR threatens honeybees directly, while spreading and activating previously dormant or harmless bee VIRUSES, which then become dangerous. 

 

The Varroa Mites are not easy to eradicate.

 

John Miller is President of California State Bee-Keepers Association.

 

According to Miller  ―

 

You can imagine how hard it is to kill a bug on a bug.

 

And sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

 

Treating Varroa Mites requires miticides that can be toxic to bees at levels high enough to be effective.

 

Well-intentioned apiarists trying to combat Varroa Mites can accidentally overdose hives with miticides.

 

VARROA-FREE AUSTRALIA is likewise one of the world’s prime users of Neonicotinoid Insecticides, and its bee colonies are among the planet’s healthiest.

 

By contrast, bee populations have been severely impacted by Varroa Mites in areas of Switzerland where Neonicotinoid Insecticides are NOT USED.

 

 

 

REPORT  ―  AUSTRALIA

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 05 13 — AUSTRALIA HAS NO STINKIN COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/05/13/australia-has-no-stinkin-colony-collapse-disorder-healthy-bees/

 

 

 

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Conclusions

 

 

Reflexive PROHIBITIONS against Neonicotinoid Insecticides WILL HARM FARMERS whose crop yields will fall, WILL HARM CONSUMERS whose food bills will rise and food safety will decline, and WILL HARM ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES as older more toxic insecticides will have to be reintroduced to protect crops.

 

The detective work needs to continue, until real answers are found.

 

The prudent, precautionary approach would be to avoid eliminating vital, low-toxicity Neonicotinoid Insecticides, while continuing to study their potential effects on bees, and other potential causes of die-offs and colony collapses.

 

Various Neonicotinoid Insecticides are widely used in Canada to protect its vast canola fields, and CANADIAN BEE POPULATIONS ARE THRIVING, notes science writer Jon Entine.

 

Right now we don’t have an equally low substitute for Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

Sound, replicable science  ―  not pressure group politics  ―  must underpin all pesticide policies, or the unintended consequences will be serious, far-reaching, and potentially devastating to agriculture and food supplies.

 

We need to let science do its job, not jump to conclusions or short-circuit the process, as the media did in accusing Richard Jewell of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.

 

This time  ―  as always  ―  we need answers, not scapegoats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 13th, 2013

 

Paul K. Driessen

 

Investors.com

 

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Paul Driessen is Senior Policy Advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Congress Of Racial Equality, and author of the book Eco-Imperialism – Green Power – Black Death.

 

 

 

 

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Bee-Keeping is big business, and everyone loves honey and foods made possible by pollination.

 

But Bee Colony Collapse Disorder threatens bees and crop pollination in many areas.

 

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and other bee die-offs are NOTHING NEW.

 

What we now call Bee Colony Collapse Disorder was first reported in 1869, and many outbreaks since then have sent scientists scurrying for explanations and solutions.

 

Fungi, Varroa Mites and other possible suspects have been implicated, but NO DEFINITIVE ANSWER HAS YET BEEN FOUND.

 

That has created a perfect environment for Anti-Pesticide Groups.

 

Anti-Pesticide Groups want the United States and European Union to PROHIBIT a widely used class of safe Neonicotinoid Insecticides, by blaming them for Bee Colony Collapse Disorder in various countries.

 

Their scary assertions are PURE CONJECTURE, but that has not stopped Anti-Pesticide Groups  ―  or news outlets  ―  from PROMOTING SCARY STORIES implicating Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

Derived from naturally-occurring nicotine plant compounds, Neonicotinoid Insecticides ( a.k.a. Neonic Pesticides ) have been hailed as a LOW-TOXICITY PEST TREATMENT.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides are often applied to seeds or on soils during planting, become part of the plants’ physiology, and work by giving treated plants internal defenses against invading pests.

 

That means Neonicotinoid Insecticides are TOXIC ONLY TO INSECTS THAT FEED ON CROPS  ―  dramatically reducing the need to spray entire fields with other pesticides, and curtailing risks to farm workers and beneficial insects.

Claims that Neonicotinoid Insecticides could kill bees appear plausible at first blush, and lab studies have shown that high doses can affect bees.

 

However, the doses that bees receive in lab studies « are far above what a realistic field dose exposure would be » says Dr. Cynthia Scott-Dupree, Environmental Biology Professor at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

 

Dr. Scott-Dupree helped coordinate a Canadian field study that compared hives exposed to Neonicotinoid Insecticides to those that weren’t exposed.

 

Dr. Scott-Dupree FOUND NO DIFFERENCE in colony health between the two groups.

 

Another study by Britain’s Department For Environment, Food, And Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) REACHED THE SAME CONCLUSION.

 

A DEFRA evaluation of studies purporting to link Neonicotinoid Insecticides to bee harm found THE LAB WORK WAS CONDUCTED UNDER EXTREME SCENARIOS THAT WOULDN’T OCCUR UNDER REAL-WORLD CONDITIONS.

 

DEFRA concluded  …

 

Risk to bee populations from neonicotinoids, as they are currently used, is LOW.

 

That’s hardly surprising.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides WILL CAUSE NO HARM TO BEES since treated plant tissues contain only TINY amounts of ingredient, bees are not feeding on the plants, and pollen contains barely detectable levels.

 

Various Neonicotinoid Insecticides are widely used in Canada to protect its vast canola fields, and CANADIAN BEE POPULATIONS ARE THRIVING, notes science writer Jon Entine.

 

 

 

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Background Information From

 

An Independent Perspective

 

 

 

Exposing Misconceptions About The

 

Imaginary Threat of Pest Control Products

 

 

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

Agriculture Protects Pollinators

 

 

POLLINATORS in Canada, such as honeybees and wild bees, pollinate many fruits, vegetables, field crops such as canola, and flower gardens.

 

They are an essential part of a robust agricultural system.

 

Honeybee health can be affected by a number of different factors, including parasites ( such as the Varroa mite ), disease, and other stress factors ( such as habitat loss, poor nutrition, climate change, and chemical exposure ).

 

The AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY HAS A VESTED INTEREST IN PROTECTING POLLINATORS and is committed to thoroughly researching and protecting bee health.

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

What Is Causing Elevated Over-Wintering Honeybee Losses In Canada ?

 

 

Over the past four or five years, OVER-WINTERING HONEYBEE LOSSES HAVE BEEN HIGHER THAN NORMAL ( in the range of 20 to 40 per cent nationally, compared to the more typical 15 per cent ).

 

Losses of bee colonies have been VARIABLE among the Canadian provinces.

 

RESEARCHERS HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED A SINGLE CAUSE OF THESE LOSSES.

 

Recent scientific research points toward a combination of PARASITIC MITES ( specifically the Varroa mite ) and PATHOGENS ( such as Nosema and viral diseases ) as MAIN FACTORS.

 

Other possible factors include  …

 

…  lack of genetic diversity, climate change, pest control products, and stress-inducers such as colony transport, poor nutrition, weather, and starvation.

 

Nonetheless, early Canadian figures from 2011/2012 indicate a SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN OVER-WINTERING LOSSES, likely due to the mild winter and better disease control. 

 

 

 

REPORTS

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2010 03 29 — WINTER THE TRUE CAUSE  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2010-03-29-Winter-the-True-Cause-pdf1.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — CAUSES — PESTICIDE MYTH  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-Causes-Pesticide-Myth-pdf-150-dpi1.pdf

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

What Is Bee Colony Collapse Disorder ( BCCD ) ?

 

 

Numerous bee-keeping experts believe that Bee Colony Collapse Disorder ( BCCD ) symptoms have not been reported in Canada.

 

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is a term used to describe a very specific set of symptoms, characterized by the SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE OF WORKER BEES from a colony, leaving behind an apparently healthy queen and brood.

 

RESEARCHERS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY A SINGLE CAUSE OF BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER.

 

Most experts agree that, in recent years, pollinator health decline is the result of a COMBINATION OF FACTORS, including parasitic mites and diseases.

 

Many researchers suspect that INVASIVE PARASITIC MITES have WEAKENED BEES’ DEFENSES, making them more susceptible to diseases or other environmental factors.

 

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is a separate issue from over-wintering losses and acute poisonings.

 

While some over-wintering loss is normal, the levels experienced by some professional beekeepers in various parts of the world over the past seven years have raised concerns. 

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

How Are Pest Control Products Regulated To Ensure They Do Not Harm Bees ?

 

 

All pest control products go through a RIGOROUS TESTING PROCESS to ensure THEY CAN BE USED WITHOUT CAUSING HARM TO HUMANS OR THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

This process includes more than 200 SEPARATE STUDIES that test a range of health and environmental impacts, including effects on bees.

 

The results of these studies help determine the instructions for use that appear on the product label.

 

As scientific information evolves, pest control products are continuously re-evaluated to ensure they meet the latest safety standards.

 

 

 

REPORTS

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH — 2012 03 21 — CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY USING FEAR TACTICS — GRAND FORKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Hepworth-2012-03-21-Canadian-Cancer-Society-Using-Fear-Tactics-Grand-Forks-BC-pdf.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH — 2012 02 10 — ADDRESSING REAL PROBLEMS — MANITOBA ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Hepworth-2012-02-10-Addressing-Real-Problems-Manitoba-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH — 2012 01 23 — PESTICIDE USE CAN BE SAFE & EFFECTIVE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Hepworth-2012-01-23-Pesticide-Use-Can-Be-Safe-Effective-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH — 2011 12 15 — THE DISCOVERY OF A PESTICIDE  – FROM LAB TO LABEL ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Hepworth-2011-12-15-The-Discovery-of-a-Pesticide-From-Lab-To-Label-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

Is There Any Connection Between Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Long-Term Honeybee Losses In Canada ?

 

 

There is NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST A LINK between Neonicotinoid Insecticides and long-term honeybee losses in Canada.

 

There is NO GEOGRAPHICAL CORRELATION between long-term bee losses and insecticide use.

 

Although some Neonicotinoid Insecticides are toxic to bees upon direct contact ( as are many insecticides ), they are used in a way that MINIMIZES ANY DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEES.

 

Under normal field use, THE EXPOSURE TO BEES IS AT VERY LOW LEVELS, FAR TOO LOW TO CAUSE HARMFUL EFFECTS.

 

Independent, long-term, controlled field tests have repeatedly shown NO EFFECTS on bee mortality, weight gain, worker longevity, brood development, honey yield, and over-winter survival relative to bees in areas where treated seed was not used.

 

Many of these studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.

 

For example, a recent Canadian study by G. Christopher Cutler and Cynthia D. Scott-Dupree was published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, 100(3): pages 765-772 (2007).

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

What About Recent Studies That Claim Neonicotinoid Insecticides Are A Principle Cause Of Pollinator Decline ?

 

 

The weight of the scientific evidence clearly shows that Neonicotinoid Insecticides DO NOT AFFECT LONG-TERM COLONY HEALTH.

 

A few recent studies have claimed some impact on bees, but a careful evaluation of the research shows SIGNIFICANT ERRORS were made in the experimental design, or INCORRECT CONCLUSIONS were drawn from the data.

 

Unfortunately, these studies have received wide media attention.

 

( See next segment. )

 

 

 

REPORTS

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — IMIDACLOPRID — HISTORY  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-Imidacloprid-History-pdf-300-dpi1.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — IMIDACLOPRID — MORE HISTORY  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-Imidacloprid-More-History-pdf1.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — IMIDACLOPRID — SO-CALLED THREAT  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-Imidacloprid-More-History-pdf1.pdf

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

Pesticides Not Yet Proven Guilty Of Causing Honeybee Declines

 

 

According to a paper in the journal Science by University of Exeter and Food and Environment Agency  …

 

THE IMPACT OF CROP PESTICIDES ON HONEYBEE COLONIES IS UN-LIKELY TO CAUSE COLONY COLLAPSE.

 

More research is now needed to predict the impact of widely-used agricultural insecticides, called Neonicotinoid Insecticides, on honeybee populations.

 

Scientists from the University of Exeter and Food and Environment Agency highlight FLAWS in PREVIOUS RESEARCH ( published in Science, April 2012 ) that predicted that Neonicotinoid Insecticides could cause Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.

 

Neonicotinoid Insecticides are among the most widely-used agricultural insecticides and honeybees ingest residues of the pesticides as they gather nectar and pollen from treated plants.

 

The previous research has been cited by scientists, environmentalists, and policy-makers as so-called evidence of the future impact of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on honeybees.

 

It is likely that the research was instrumental in the French government’s recent decision to ban the use of thiamethoxam, a neonicotinoid that is the active ingredient of Cruiser OSR, a pest control product produced by the Swiss company Syngenta.

 

However, the new paper argues that the calculations made in PREVIOUS RESEARCH were FLAWED because they failed to reflect the rate at which honeybee colonies recover from losing individuals.

 

The PREVIOUS RESEARCH, led by French scientist Mikaël Henry, showed that the death rate of bees increased when they drank nectar laced with a Neonicotinoid Insecticide, thiamethoxam.

 

The University of Exeter is a public research university located in South West England. 

 

In the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise ( 2008 ), nearly 90 per cent of Exeter’s research was rated as being at internationally recognised levels. 

 

17 per cent of the submitted research was rated 4 ( « world-leading » ). 16 of the 31 subjects evaluated were ranked in the top 10, with 27 in the top 20.

 

 

 

REPORTS

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2012 09 20 — PESTICIDES NOT YET PROVEN GUILTY ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2012-09-20-Pesticides-Not-Yet-Proven-Guilty-pdf1.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/09/24/bee-colony-collapse-disorder-pesticides-not-yet-proven-guilty-of-causing-honey-bee-declines-facts-about-bee-health-pesticides-pesticides-hurting-bees-is-a-myth-neonicotinoid-insectic/

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

Can Agriculture And Bees Really Co-Exist ?

 

 

Bees and pest control products are VERY MUCH COMPLEMENTARY  ―  both are essential to the success of agriculture.

 

More than one-third of the world’s food production comes from crops that depend on pollination.

 

Modern crop protection products are critical tools that farmers use to protect their crops from potentially devastating pests.

 

In fact, WITHOUT PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS, the world would LOSE AT LEAST 40 PER CENT OF ITS FOOD SUPPLY.

 

Our industry is committed to the developing products that allow Canadian farmers to grow food in an environmentally sustainable manner.

 

For example, SEED TREATMENT INSECTICIDES evolved as a way to protect seeds and crops while also MINIMIZING POTENTIAL EXPOSURES of non-target insects such as bees.

 

Indeed, these modern seed-applied insecticides have been used for a decade WITH ALMOST NO INCIDENCES OF NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON BEES.

 

Only small quantities of the insecticide are needed to coat the seed, which reduces the need to spray insecticides to control insects.

 

In fact, in contrast to a traditional spray treatment, where 100 per cent of a field is treated, LESS THAN 1 PER CENT OF THE FIELD IS TREATED WHEN A MODERN SEED TREATMENT IS USED.

 

This helps to reduce the exposure of pollinators and other beneficial insects ( as well as human and environmental exposures ) throughout the growing season.

 

Furthermore, in Canada, the climate is such that most years TREATED SEED IS PLANTED DURING A PERIOD WHEN BEES ARE NOT ACTIVELY FORAGING.

 

 

 

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Facts About Bee Health And Pesticides

 

What Role Do Farmers Play In Ensuring Bees Are Protected From Insecticides ?

 

 

Farmers understand the tremendous importance of pollinators to the success of modern agriculture. 

 

During planting, farmers can limit dust when pouring seed into the planter; properly dispose of empty seeds bags; and follow manufacturer recommendations.

 

Growers plant only during proper weather conditions, they take precautions when planting near flowering crops and they control flowering weeds in their fields prior to planting.

 

CropLife Canada is the trade association representing manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products, including those designed specifically for urban use.

 

 

 

REPORTS & WEB-PAGE

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2012 08 00 — FACTS ABOUT BEE HEALTH AND PESTICIDES — CROPLIFE ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2012-08-00-Bees-Pesticides-CropLife-pdf1.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/08/17/bee-colony-collapse-disorder-facts-about-bee-health-and-pesticides-over-wintering-honey-bee-losses-neonicotinoid-insecticides-croplife-canada-2012-08-00/

 

 

THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH, LORNE  –  THE NATION'S MOST EFFECTIVE AND CONSISTENT SPOKESMAN  –  CROPLIFE CANADA ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2eG

 

 

 

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Myth-BUSTING -- Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (13)

 

 

 

 

 

Discover What Anti-Pesticide And Enviro-Lunatic Terrorists Are Doing And Saying About Subversively Imposing Their Life-Style Choices Against Our Society

 

 

Read  …  Force Of Nature  ―  The Whole Truth From An Independent Perspective.

 

Communities and businesses are being HARMED and DESTROYED and RAPED by PROHIBITIONS against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape, and by other ACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM.

 

We are living in the 9|11 Era of Anti Pesticide and Environmental Terrorism where at least ONE SUBVERSIVE ACT OF TERROR is perpetrated EVERY SINGLE DAY by these terrorist.

 

We are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by FAKE SCIENTISTS, JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOR  ―  scientific research PROVES that pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.

 

An informed public is better able to protect itself and its communities and businesses from so-called activists who are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE about pest control products or the environment.

 

NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm and destroy the Green space industry, and the well being of our communities.

 

NORAHG morally represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people associated with turf and ornamental plant maintenance who are OPPOSED to Anti Pesticide PROHIBITION and the CLOSURE or ABANDONMENT of green spaces under the RIDICULOUS PRETEXT of somehow « saving » the environment.

 

NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON PROFIT NON PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.

 

NORAHG is dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.

 

NORAHG pledges to deliver comprehensive reports that are worthy of peoples’ time and of peoples’ concern, reports that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet.

 

NORAHG was the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his colleagues in 1991.  Mr. Gathercole is now retired, although his name continues to appear as founder.

 

Force Of Nature was launched by NORAHG for CONTINUOUS transmission on the Internet on January 1st, 2009   ―   however, the VERY FIRST Stand-Alone FORCE OF NATURE Report was issued on September 19th, 2008.

 

On January 1st, 2009, Force Of Nature Reports were launched for CONTINUOUS transmission on the Internet   ―   however, the VERY FIRST Stand-Alone Force Of Nature Report was issued on September 19th, 2008.

 

On March 15th, 2010, Uncle Adolph independently launched The Pesticide Truths, an easy-to-use Web-Site that collects relevant reports of information right-off-the-press.

 

Pesticide Truths and Force Of Nature, in some ways, are like Google for everything concerning the SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES of Anti-Pesticide and Enviro-Lunatic Terrorists.

 

For The Complete Library of Force Of Nature and A LOOK AT Reports & References, go to the following web-page  …

 

 

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REPORTS & REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr

 

 

 

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For the original copy of this Force Of Nature Report, go to the following link  …

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 05 20 & 13 — CHEMO-PHOBIC ANTI-PESTICIDE GROUPS — PAUL K. DRIESSEN ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2013-05-20-13-Chemo-Phobic-Anti-Pesticide-Groups-Driessen-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Here are previous reports about PAUL K. DRIESSEN, just in case you missed them  …

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — THE WISDOM OF DRIESSEN — 2011 01 14 — DDT AND POLITICIZED SCIENCE — GREENS LIE, AFRICANS DIE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Force-Of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Driessen-2011-01-14-DDT-and-Politicized-Science-Greens-Lie-Africans-Die-pdf.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — THE WISDOM OF DRIESSEN — 2010 11 11 — DDT AND POLITICIZED SCIENCE — NAMIBIA — MICHAEL CRICHTON — GEORGE W. BUSH ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Force-Of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Driessen-2010-11-11-DDT-and-Politicized-Science-Namibia-Crichton-Bush-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Here are previous reports about BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER, just in case you missed them  …

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 04 15 — UNITED KINGDOM — DEFRA — NO NEED TO CHANGE PESTICIDE RULES ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2010/12/15/no-need-to-change-pesticide-rules-%e2%80%93-defra-news-farmers-guardian/

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 04 05 — UNITED KINGDOM — DEFRA — NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES ARE SAFE ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/05/latest-news-united-kingdom-defra-april-2013-safe-neonicotinoid-insecticides-and-bees/

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 04 04 — UNITED KINGDOM — DEFRA — AN ASSESSMENT OF KEY EVIDENCE ABOUT NEONICOTINOIDS AND BEES ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/04/an-assessment-of-key-evidence-about-neonicotinoids-and-bees-defra-publications/

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 03 15 — VICTORY — EUROPEAN UNION NATIONS DO NOT WANT PROHIBITION ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2013-03-15-VICTORY-European-Union-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/20/european-pesticide-ban-majority-of-nations-do-not-want-prohibition-neonicotinoid-insecticides-are-safe-2013-03-15/

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 04 08 — BLANKET BANS DETER INVESTMENT IN IMPROVEMENT ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/04/09/pesticide-trials-letters-scotsman-com/

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — 2013 03 13 — BEE-ING SMART — REGULATORS MUST DISTINGUISH ACTIVISTS’ BAD DREAMS FROM GOOD EVIDENCE – FORBES

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/03/15/bee-ing-smart-regulators-must-distinguish-activists-bad-dreams-from-good-evidence-forbes/

 

 

PESTICIDE TRUTHS — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2013 03 01 — BEEKEEPERS STUNG BY PESTICIDE STUDY ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/03/02/university-of-guelph-beekeepers-stung-by-pesticide-study-the-london-free-press/

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2012 09 20 — PESTICIDES NOT YET PROVEN GUILTY ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2012-09-20-Pesticides-Not-Yet-Proven-Guilty-pdf1.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/09/24/bee-colony-collapse-disorder-pesticides-not-yet-proven-guilty-of-causing-honey-bee-declines-facts-about-bee-health-pesticides-pesticides-hurting-bees-is-a-myth-neonicotinoid-insectic/

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2012 08 00 — FACTS ABOUT BEE HEALTH AND PESTICIDES — CROPLIFE ( Reports )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2012-08-00-Bees-Pesticides-CropLife-pdf1.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/08/17/bee-colony-collapse-disorder-facts-about-bee-health-and-pesticides-over-wintering-honey-bee-losses-neonicotinoid-insecticides-croplife-canada-2012-08-00/

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2012 01 05 — PHORID FLY EXPLAINS BEE DEATHS  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2012-01-05-Phorid-Fly-Explains-Bee-Deaths-pdf2.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2010 12 16 — US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY — NO DATA  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2010-12-16-US-EPA-NO-Data-pdf1.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — 2010 03 29 — WINTER THE TRUE CAUSE  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2010-03-29-Winter-the-True-Cause-pdf1.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — CAUSES — PESTICIDE MYTH  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-Causes-Pesticide-Myth-pdf-150-dpi1.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — IMIDACLOPRID — HISTORY  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-Imidacloprid-History-pdf-300-dpi1.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — IMIDACLOPRID — MORE HISTORY  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-Imidacloprid-More-History-pdf1.pdf

 

 

FORCE OF NATURE — MYTH-BUSTING — BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER — IMIDACLOPRID — SO-CALLED THREAT  ( Report )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-Imidacloprid-More-History-pdf1.pdf

 

 

 

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NORAHG has archived more information on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

 

THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

 

PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-4mS

 

 

REAL TRENDS AGAINST PESTICIDE BANS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1JO

 

 

CARNAGE CREATED BY CATASTROPHIC ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION  –  MAIN WEB-PAGE

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-5On

 

 

THE COST OF PESTICIDE BANS ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-6h1

 

 

ATTACKS AGAINST GOLF FACILITIES ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-6sN

 

 

MYTHS ABOUT BANNING PESTICIDES  –  LEADING SCIENTIFIC HEALTH AND POLICY EXPERTS ( White Paper )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-5DD

 

 

2,4-D HERBICIDE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1J8

 

 

COMPLAINT CHANNELS  –  COMPLAIN ABOUT THE ANTI-PESTICIDE LUNATICS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1PE

 

 

PESTICIDE LINKS ( Web-Page )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/pesticide-qa-links/

 

 

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REPORTS & REFERENCES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr

 

 

 

 

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