Vancouver Bans Bee-Killing [ ?!?! ] Pesticide – 2016 07 12

 

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Vancouver city council has voted unanimously to ARBITRILY PROHIBIT against Neonicotinoid Insecticides, believed to contribute to bee mortality.  [ WRONG ! ]

 

 

 

TIFFANY CRAWFORD

Published on: July 12, 2016 | Last Updated: July 12, 2016 4:00 PM PDT

 

 

 

Vancouver city council has voted unanimously to ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT against Neonicotinoid Insecticides, believed to contribute to bee mortality  [ ?!?! ].

 

 

Neonicotinoids, or Neonicotinoid Insecticides, were developed in the 1990s as a safer alternative to DDT [ ?!?! ], but they are believed to kill bees by lowering their resistance to infection and weakening their ability to reproduce.  [ WRONG ! ]

 

In British Columbia, they are widely used on fruit crops in the Okanagan and the Fraser Valley.

 

The use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Vancouver is on the rise, not just by farmers, but by residents, who douse [ ?!?! ] their lawns to combat European Chafer Grubs ( nuisance larvae that feed on the roots of grass ), according to a city report debated July 12th, 2016 by council.

 

But the report also found that non-target insects that pollinate, rest on plants and ingest plant material are vulnerable to being poisoned. [ ?!?! ]

 

The report says there are OTHER WAYS to deal with European Chafer Grubs [ ?!?! ] that pose no harm to humans, animals or the environment, including raking, aerating, fertilizing, watering and using NEMATODES    microscopic roundworms that infect European Chafer Grubs.

 

 

NORAHG Response

 

NEMATODE INSECTICIDES DO NOT WORK !    Recommending Entomo-Pathogenic Nematode Insecticides for controlling DAMAGING INSECTS OF TURF is MIS-GUIDED and WRONG !  It would be better TO DO NOTHING rather than use nematodes.  Recommending this kind of product merely VALIDATES the Screeching Monkeys who BLINDLY AND INEXPERTLY OPPOSE conventional pest control products.  Entomo-Pathogenic Nematode Insecticides are NOT viable, efficacious, practical, or economical GREEN ALTERNATIVES to replace conventional insect control products.  Entomo-Pathogenic Nematode Insecticides CANNOT be consistently considered as true alternatives to conventional insecticides, since the insect pests are often only SUPPRESSED, and NOT CONTROLLED.  Laboratory and field tests tend to indicate that the best nematode species are only MARGINALLY EFFECTIVE in controlling insect infestations.  On the other hand, conventional pest control products fully and effectively control insect pests.  In fact, conventional insect control products, such as Merit ( imidacloprid ), are deemed SAFER than Entomo-Pathogenic Nematode Insecticides.  NO ONE WANTS THIS #@!!% NONSENSE !

 

 

Vancouver’s decision comes a week after four Anti-Pesticide & Environmental-Terrorist Organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court, [ FALSELY ] alleging that Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) registered Neonicotinoid Insecticides in the last decade without having acquired the scientific evidence necessary to evaluate their environmental risks, in particular to pollinators. [ WRONG ! ]

 

The Anti-Pesticide & Environmental-Terrorist Organizations, David Suzuki Foundation, Friends of the Earth Canada, Ontario Nature, and the Wilderness Committee, want the court to overturn the PMRA’s approval of the Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

Gwen Barlee, a lunatic-spokeswoman with the Wilderness Committee, said that there is a serious delay with Health Canada in moving to PROHIBIT the Neonicotinoid Insecticides, given the « overwhelming evidence » showing the toxicity to honey bees and other pollinators.  [ WRONG ! ]

 

Barlee said there is a 12 to 38 per cent loss in honey bee population every winter in British Columbia

 

She said there are many contributing factors, including loss of habitat and mites, but added that research has shown that lethal impacts to bees caused by Neonicotinoid Insecticides range from impaired memory and less success in breeding, to reduced resistance to illness.

 

 

NORAHG Response

 

THE REAL CULPRITS WHO ARE HARMING BEES ARE ACTUALLY THE BEE-KEEPERS THEMSELVES ! 

 

Seemingly, bee-keepers are losing their bees over and over again.  Why is this madness happening ?!?!  Observers have concluded that many bee-keepers have no idea what they are doing, and are simply not skilled to raise bees.  Bee-keepers are killing their own bees over and over again.  The alleged losses of bees are, in fact, the fault of these bee-keepers and their mis-management practices.  The bee-keepers themselves are clearly responsible since they appear to be unable or unwilling or not skilled enough to mitigate the real issues that harm bees, such as starvation, transportation, weak colonies, fungal infections, and mite infestations. 

 

 

  FACT      Bee-Keepers HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE DOING, leading some observers to conclude that Bee-Keepers may NOT BE COMPETENT TO RAISE BEES.

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/08/26/honey-can-kill-children-bee-keepers-are-uneducated-and-incompetent-their-false-allegations-against-insecticides-serve-as-a-mere-ploy-to-attract-compensation-2013-08-26/

 

 

  FACT      Seemingly, some Bee-Keepers prefer to remain INCOMPETENT at bee-keeping, and expect the government to shower them with vast sums of UNJUSTIFIABLE COMPENSATION.

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/04/30/premiere-kathleen-wynne-ontario-sunsets-lawn-care-industry-provides-funding-to-address-bee-loss-farms-com/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Dumb-Shit-Ontario-Beekeeping-Association.mp3

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/08/26/honey-can-kill-children-bee-keepers-are-uneducated-and-incompetent-their-false-allegations-against-insecticides-serve-as-a-mere-ploy-to-attract-compensation-2013-08-26/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/05/03/norahg-responds-to-ontario-providing-free-undeserved-money-to-incompetent-bee-keepers-2014-04-30/

 

 

  FACT      Bee-Keepers know full well that VARROA MITES are the primary problem associated with bee losses, and NOT Neonicotinoid Insecticides      Bee-Keepers KNOW ALMOST NOTHING about Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2013-07-09-Varroa-Mites-Are-The-Primary-Problem-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/07/29/bee-keepers-are-harming-bees-and-not-neonicotinoid-insecticides-varroa-mites-are-the-primary-problem-2013-07-09/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/07/02/myth-busting-non-pesticide-reasons-why-bee-keepers-lost-bees-in-2015-2016-bee-keepers-are-harming-their-own-bees-and-not-neonicotinoid-insecticides-there-is-no-bee-crisis/

 

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

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2010/12/23/epa-dec-16th-2010-response-bee-colony-collapse-disorder-is-perplexing-and-after-years-of-study-has-not-been-attributable-to-any-single-cause-pesticides-us-epa/

 

 

  FACT      Ontario Bee-Keepers say STARVATION is the BIGGEST SINGLE CAUSE of winter losses and NOT Neonicotinoid Insecticides.

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/01/01/there-is-a-bee-crisis-only-because-bee-keepers-are-harming-their-own-bees-not-because-of-neonicotinoid-insecticides-2015-11-04-2/

 

 

  FACT      One of the BIGGEST KILLERS of honeybees is INEPT TRANSPORTATION      Bee-Keepers LOSE MILLIONS because of THE CARNAGE OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS, WITH UP TO 20 MILLION HONEYBEES HAVING DIED IN A SINGLE EVENT      Bee-Keepers may be WHOLLY UNSUITED to be transporting bees themselves.

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2015/08/12/there-is-a-bee-crisis-because-of-the-carnage-of-truck-accidents-the-toxicity-of-linden-trees-simple-minded-bee-conspiracy-fanatics-are-only-crying-crocodile-tears-2015-07-31/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rIiVixrYLw

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2016/07/02/myth-busting-non-pesticide-reasons-why-bee-keepers-lost-bees-in-2015-2016-bee-keepers-are-harming-their-own-bees-and-not-neonicotinoid-insecticides-there-is-no-bee-crisis/

 

 

  FACT      Bee Colony Collapse is an ENVIRONMENTAL HOAX, and ISN’T REALLY HAPPENING.

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2015/11/20/bee-colony-collapse-is-an-environmental-hoax-mr-ezra-levant-honeybee-numbers-at-20-year-high-2015-08-15/

 

 

« The Wilderness Committee is calling for a complete ban. … I really believe we’ll have it BANNED WITHIN FIVE YEARS in Canada, » said Barlee.

 

Researcher and bee guru Mark Winston says the scientific case for Neonicotinoid Insecticides killing off wild and honey bees is very strong [ WRONG ! ], and he applauds Vancouver in PROHIBITING Neonicotinoid Insecticides, which he says are unnecessary except in extreme cases. [ WRONG ! ]

 

« We overuse Neonics. [ WRONG ! ]  There’s a huge fallacy in policy making that the only way we can feed the world is by using Neonics, and that doesn’t stand up to the data.  ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS are as close to or as productive as pesticide farming.  [ WRONG ! ]  So we really need to be building policy around data than around the proclamation of lobbyists, » he said.

 

« We have to think about our values. Is it more important to have a perfect lawn or preserve the bees ?!?! »

 

Winston said British Columbia could still have a thriving fruit industry if farmers switched to ORGANIC PRACTICES. [ WRONG ! ]

 

He said typically it is a five-year transition to ORGANIC FARMING.

 

 

NORAHG Response

 

WHO NEEDS THIS #@!!% ORGANIC FOOD NONSENSE ?!?!

 

In the 9|11 Era of the Organic Nightmare, Enviro-Lunatics and Organic-Lunatics have been WRONG and have been DEBUNKED about the MYTH of « Healthier » Organic Food !  The current situation in British Columbia demonstrates the FUTILITY of Organic Pesticide-Free Food.  Organic Pesticide-Free Food has been a DISMALLY BOGUS FAILURE.  It is an IMPOSITION of a mere life-style choice upon a hapless public, and it is a NIGHTMARISH FORM OF EXTORTION.  Conversely, non-organic fruits and vegetables that are PESTICIDE-TREATED have been shown to be SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE and WILL CAUSE NO HARM since government agencies build in IMMENSE SAFETY FACTORS to comply with Reference Dose and Acceptable Daily Intake recommendations.  WHO NEEDS THIS #@!!% ORGANIC FOOD NONSENSE ?!?!   http://wp.me/P1jq40-2m8  

 

 

ONTARIO has moved to ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT against the use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on corn and soybean crops by 80 per cent following an unprecedented bee die-off in 2012 and 2013.

 

 

NORAHG Response

 

THERE IS NO BEE CRISIS, AND PROHIBITION IS NOT NECESSARY !

 

For a few years now, the idea that bees are being lost at an alarming rate, and that somehow agricultural insecticides have something to do with it.  THIS IS FALSE !  Some media reports have actually defined this idea as an « ECO-SCAM ».  Of course, David Suzuki has been fund-raising to « fight » the situation    except bee losses ARE NOT REALLY HAPPENING, any more than global warming.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-92p  

 

Overall, there is NO bee crisis in Ontario because of neonicotinoid insecticides, and hence, their prohibition in agriculture is NOT necessary !  This #@!!% bee-keeper madness must be challenged and stopped !  In Ontario, there is now NO other recourse but litigation against government officials and pesticide-blaming bee-keepers in order to STOP THEM from destroying the agriculture industry.  CropLife Canada, Grain Farmers of Ontario, and all agricultural businesses, MUST SUE the neonicotinoid-hating fanatics’ brains’ out !    http://wp.me/p1jq40-7Ub  

 

In its usual method of arriving at scientifically illiterate conclusions, the Ontario Liberal government has agreed with some pesticide-blaming bee-keepers that the use neonicotinoid insecticides has somehow been responsible for the loss of their bees.  Since 2009, Ontario’s reckless attitude against any and all pest control products has already destroyed the professional lawn care industry !   http://wp.me/P1jq40-43B   The destruction of the professional lawn care industry was extensive because there were⁄are NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products that were desperately need to control damaging pests of turf and ornamental plants.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-24g   Similarly, Ontario’s agriculture industry WILL BE facing imminent destruction since neonicotinoid insecticides are desperately needed to effectively and safely control damaging pests of crops.  Ontario’s reckless anti-pesticide prohibition will destroy the agriculture industry ! 

 

Ontario’s anti-neonicotinoid prohibition is being imposed under the PRETEXT that bee-keepers reported an increasing number of bee deaths ?!?!  Really ?!?!  The media is reporting this situation as if ALL bee-keepers are affected.  THIS IS FALSE ! 

 

Only A VERY LIMITED NUMBER of bee-keepers report losses due to so-called bee colony collapse disorder, LESS THAN 1 PER CENT.  In 2012, a mere 43 bee-keepers alleged losses.  In 2013, only 82 bee-keepers alleged losses.  There are 7,000 bee-keepers keeping 600,000 colonies of honeybees across Canada.  Essentially, a mere 1.0 per cent of all bee-keepers are reporting losses.  These represent the insecticide-blaming bee-keepers who are merely striving to profit from government hand-outs.  Over 99 per cent of all bee-keepers are reporting NO losses.  1 per cent of bee-keepers appear to have NO idea what they are doing, leading some observers to conclude that these bee-keepers may NOT be competent to raise bees, and certainly know almost nothing about agricultural insecticides.  Bee-keepers know full well that varroa mites are the primary problem associated with losses, and NOT neonicotinoid insecticides.  Science and statistics DO NOT support demands to prohibit against neonicotinoid insecticides in agriculture.  If we had less conventional neonicotinoid use in the environment, we would still have bee colony collapse disorder, because many bee-keepers are not competent to manage their hives.  Prohibition will not save bees.   http://tinyurl.com/pxqzh6m  

 

Neonicotinoid insecticides used on the VAST MAJORITY of agricultural crops WILL NOT harm pollinators.  On January 5th, 2016, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) released their preliminary assessments, both of which show A LIMITED NUMBER of situations where some neonicotinoid insecticides pose risk to pollinators.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-99l   http://wp.me/p1jq40-9eb   According to this risk assessment of a neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, label directions and rules for foliar and seed treatments of imidacloprid should either PREVENT or LIMIT the risks to honeybees and other pollinators.  The EPA data also showed that citrus and cotton may have residues of the insecticide in pollen and nectar above the threshold level of 25 parts per billion, above which effects on pollinator hives were likely to be seen.  In North America, citrus fruits for consumption as fresh fruit are mainly grown in California, Arizona, and Texas.  Cotton is grown in the southern United States.  Citrus and cotton are NOT grown as crops in most of North America.  Overall, neonicotinoid insecticides are used in a way that MINIMIZES any direct exposure to bees, such as seed treatment.  Seed treatment insecticides have been used for a decade with almost NO incidences of negative impacts on bees by minimizing potential exposures of non-target insects such as bees.  Under normal field use of neonicotinoid insecticides, the exposure to bees is at very low levels, far too low to cause harmful effects. 

 

Why are a small number of bee-keepers alleging the loss of bees, even OUTSIDE of situations where some neonicotinoid insecticides pose risk to pollinators ?!?!   The real culprits who harm bees are actually the bee-keepers themselves !  Bee losses are, in fact, the fault of the bee-keepers and their mis-management practices.  THEY are responsible, and NOT neonicotinoid insecticides.  Why are only a very limited number of bee-keepers affected ?!?!  Because they represent the unproficient bee-keepers with their senseless management practices.  These bee-keepers kill their own bees, and not neonicotinoid insecticides.  It is inescapable that the allegations against neonicotinoid insecticides are FALSE !  Even Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has stated that there is NO bee crisis, since the vast majority of bee-keeping operations have NOT been affected and have been able to maintain strong and healthy bee colonies, as evidenced by hive strength and honey production.   http://tinyurl.com/ndavhaa   Skilled bee-keepers readily admit that poor hive management ( i.e. starvation, weak colonies, fungal infections, and mite infestations ) and weather are most likely to blame for bee losses.  Starvation is biggest single cause of bee losses !   http://wp.me/p1jq40-97E   Unproficient bee-keepers falsely blame their bee losses on neonicotinoid insecticide, and believe that they are entitled to unjustifiable government compensation.  When will this bee-keeper madness end ?!?!  Why don’t government inspectors and specialists investigate the killing of bees by bee-keepers ?!?!  Ontario bee-keepers who lose their bees over and over again without changing their management practices can only be described as senseless and unproficient. 

 

So, what is REALLY happening ?!?!  The main factor that contributes to so-called bee colony collapse disorder is bee-keeper madness.  According to Albert Einstein, the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  What is the definition of bee-keeper madness ?!?!  Here is an example.  In the province of Ontario, bee-keepers allege having lost nearly 38 per cent of their bees winter 2014-2015, a rate that was more than three times the national average of other provinces.  Seemingly, Ontario bee-keepers are losing their bees over and over again.  Why is this madness happening ?!?!  Observers have concluded that many Ontario bee-keepers have no idea what they are doing, and are simply not skilled to raise bees.  Ontario bee-keepers are killing their own bees over and over again.  The alleged losses of bees are, in fact, the fault of these bee-keepers and their mis-management practices.  They are responsible since they appear to be unable or unwilling or not skilled enough to mitigate the real issues that harm bees.  They prefer to remain unproficient at bee-keeping, and expect the government to shower them with vast sums of unjustifiable compensation.   http://tinyurl.com/l8odbpc   http://wp.me/p1jq40-77N    http://wp.me/p1jq40-7VI  

 

There is NO bee crisis !  The honeybee industry is actually thriving in Ontario and around the world.  The Ontario honeybee industry is thriving.  The Canadian honeybee industry is thriving    Canada’s honey yield is twice the world’s average.  The North American honeybee industry is thriving.   The European honeybee industry is thriving    neonicotinoid insecticides were still being used in 2013, and yet, 2013 was the lowest European bee loss recorded since 2007.  There is NO bee crisis, and prohibition is NOT necessary !  ( See links below. )

 

THERE IS NO BEE CRISIS ( LINKS ) 

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/02/03/little-wolf-apiaries-walter-zimmerman-bee-hives-thriving-beekeepers-call-for-a-pesticide-ban-ontario-today-cbc-player/  

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/11/05/2014-bee-fraud-awards-ontario-bee-business-booming-but-were-suing-manufacturers-anyhow-peter-dickey-honey-ontario-beekeepers-association/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2013/10/17/28297/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Force-Of-Nature-Myth-BUSTING-Bee-Colony-Collapse-Disorder-2013-09-16-Canada’s-Honey-Yield-Is-TWICE-The-World’s-Average-pdf-300-dpi1.pdf  

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/08/02/the-myths-of-bee-colony-collapse-syndrome-fewer-bees-or-just-more-bee-s-tobacco-ringspot-virus-neonicotinoid-insecticides-do-not-harm-bees-dr-elizabeth-m-whelan-american-council/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2014/08/13/neonic-pesticides-were-still-being-used-in-2013-2013-was-lowest-european-bee-loss-recorded-since-2007/ 

 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/217858259/April-2014-EU-Bee-Health-Q-and-a-Bees-Thriving-MEMO-14-260-EN-1 

 

 

FRANCE AND SEVERAL OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION have already opted to heavily restrict use.

 

 

NORAHG Response

 

THE VAST MAJORITY OF EUROPEAN UNION ( EU ) NATIONS DO NOT WANT PROHIBITION !

 

Anti-Neonicotinoid PROHIBITION will NOT stop so-called Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.  Based upon overwhelming scientific data, Neonicotinoids Harming Bees is a MYTH, and PROHIBITION against these insecticides is NOT NECESSARY.  The two-year European Union ( EU ) Anti-Neonicotinoid PROHIBITION was FALSELY JUSTIFIED as a way to tackle Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.  It is perhaps worth pointing out that France PROHIBITED against Neonicotinoid Insecticides in the 1990s, and it has seen NO MARKED REDUCTION in Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.  According to the results of the Syngenta FIELD STUDIES conducted in various different regions in France between 2005 and 2010, NEONICOTINOIDS ARE LOW RISK TO BEES.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-7ul   Additionally, Neonicotinoid Insecticides were still being used throughout the EU in 2013    and yet, 2013 was the LOWEST European bee loss recorded since 2007   http://tinyurl.com/onshqb9   Furthermore, according to the European Food Safety Authority, the situation on honey bee colony mortality is BETTER THAN PREVIOUSLY EXPECTED.   http://tinyurl.com/pt8wq2g   Consequently, EU Government Officials ARE THINKING TWICE BEFORE FURTHER IMPOSING RECKLESS ANTI-NEONICOTINOID PROHIBITION.  Not surprisingly, the MAJORITY of European Union ( EU ) nations, like the United Kingdom ( UK ), DO NOT WANT PROHIBITION.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-6yB   Two research studies from Department For Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs ( DEFRA ) have REINFORCED the United Kingdom’s OPPOSITION.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-6H8   European Union nations have been UNABLE TO REACH AGREEMENT on proposals to ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT against the use of three Neonicotinoid Insecticides that have been FALSELY LINKED to the decline of bees.  Before the European Commission IMPOSED AN ARBITRARY two-year EU-wide MORATORIUM ( i.e. Anti-Neonicotinoid PROHIBITION ), a VAST MAJORITY of nations OPPOSED THE PLANS.  In fact, European Union nations were UNABLE TO REACH A QUALIFIED MAJORITY in order for PROHIBITION to be adopted.  The EU MAJORITY DECISION AGAINST PROHIBITION is a clear recognition that THERE IS NO CONVINCING ARGUMENT to PROHIBIT against Neonicotinoid Insecticides.  If the European Union had less conventional neonicotinoid use in the environment, IT WOULD STILL HAVE Bee Colony Collapse Disorder, because MANY BEE-KEEPERS ARE SIMPLY NOT COMPETENT TO MANAGE THEIR HIVES.  PROHIBITION WILL NOT SAVE BEES.   http://tinyurl.com/pxqzh6m   For more information regarding BEES, go to The Pesticide Truths Web-Site      http://wp.me/P1jq40-2BA   http://wp.me/p1jq40-6WJ  

 

 

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency controls which Neonicotinoid Insecticides are permitted to be sold in the country.

 

The agency says it is aware of reports in scientific literature suggesting that exposure to Neonicotinoid Insecticides MAY impact pollinator health.

 

« Health Canada is actively reviewing the emerging body of scientific and monitoring data and is conducting an extensive re-evaluation of all agricultural uses of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, » said Rebecca Gilman, a spokeswoman for Health Canada.

 

« The results of the re-evaluation will be used when determining if further regulatory action is necessary in Canada. »

 

Vancouver’ RECKLESS AND ARBITRARY PROHIBITION against neonicotinoids will come into effect on July 26, 2016.

 

 

 

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-bans-bee-killing-pesticide

 

 

 

NORAHG Response

 

THE USE OF NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES FOR SEED TREATMENT POSE NO POTENTIAL RISKS TO BEES !

 

SLIM RISK OF HARM FROM APPLICATIONS OF NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES USED BY THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY    THE REAL CULPRITS HARMING BEES ARE ACTUALLY THE BEE-KEEPERS THEMSELVES !

 

Government officials at city of Vancouver are WRONG !  Neonicotinoid insecticides used on the VAST MAJORITY of agricultural crops WILL NOT harm pollinators.  On January 6th, 2015, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) released their preliminary assessments, both of which show A LIMITED NUMBER of situations where some neonicotinoid insecticides pose risk to pollinators.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-99l   http://wp.me/p1jq40-9eb   According to this risk assessment of a neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, label directions and rules for foliar and seed treatments of imidacloprid should either PREVENT or LIMIT the risks to honeybees and other pollinators.  The EPA data also showed that citrus and cotton may have residues of the insecticide in pollen and nectar above the threshold level of 25 parts per billion, above which effects on pollinator hives were likely to be seen.  In North America, citrus fruits for consumption as fresh fruit are mainly grown in California, Arizona, and Texas.  Cotton is grown in the southern United States.  Citrus and cotton are NOT grown as crops in most of North America.  Overall, neonicotinoid insecticides are used in a way that MINIMIZES any direct exposure to bees, such as seed treatment.  Seed treatment insecticides have been used for a decade with almost NO incidences of negative impacts on bees by minimizing potential exposures of non-target insects such as bees.  Under normal field use of neonicotinoid insecticides, the exposure to bees is at very low levels, far too low to cause harmful effects.  Why are a small number of bee-keepers alleging the loss of bees, even OUTSIDE of situations where some neonicotinoid insecticides pose risk to pollinators ?!?!  THE REAL CULPRITS WHO HARM BEES ARE ACTUALLY THE BEE-KEEPERS THEMSELVES !  Seemingly, bee-keepers are losing their bees over and over again.  Why is this madness happening ?!?!  Observers have concluded that many bee-keepers have no idea what they are doing, and are simply not skilled to raise bees.  Bee-keepers are killing their own bees over and over again.  The alleged losses of bees are, in fact, the fault of these bee-keepers and their mis-management practices.  The bee-keepers themselves are clearly responsible since they appear to be unable or unwilling or not skilled enough to mitigate the real issues that harm bees, such as starvation, weak colonies, fungal infections, and mite infestations.  They prefer to remain unproficient at bee-keeping, and expect the government to shower them with vast sums of unjustifiable compensation.   http://tinyurl.com/l8odbpc   http://wp.me/p1jq40-77N    http://wp.me/p1jq40-7VI  

 

We are the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that conspire to destroy the Green space and other industries ( NORAH G ).  As a non-profit and independent organization, we are environmentalists who are dedicated to reporting about NON-EXPERT PESTICIDE-HATING FANATICS, as well as the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-8DV   Get the latest details at   http://pesticidetruths.com/   WILLIAM H GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G  

 

 

 

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