IUCN – Task Force on Systemic Pesticides

Pesticides Can Kill (Reputations) [Editorial] | Today’s Garden Center

Carol Miller Nov 10/2014

In late October, Bell Nursery owner Gary Mangum showed a room of his peers a video he and a team of allies had created on the topic of neonicotinoids.

But first, he showed a video of a neonicotinoid protest at a local Home Depot. A group organized by Friends Of The Earth dressed in bee costumes to voice their concern about how neonicotinoids kill bees. In the video, a woman asked a guy pulling a wagon and wearing an elaborate costume (think a fuzzy, yellow and black fez with antennae and a bulbous, fuzzy torso) about what he was protesting. She wasn’t baiting him, just asking straight forward questions. He answered defensively, accusing her of working for Home Depot or a chemical company. She told him she didn’t, that she was just curious. He started on a rant filled with so many errors, it was obvious this guy was reacting emotionally to the call to protest without any real understanding of the issue.

And it turned out he was the spokesperson for the protest.

The second video is one Mangum, AmericanHort and other allies are putting together for the industry. It reviews the current scientific evidence of bee die-offs and the impact of pesticides in general and neonicotinoids specifically.

Something struck me as I watched those two videos. In the first, the protesters were full of passion. Yes, they looked silly in their bee costumes and the leader came off as an idiot, but they were all sincere. In the second, it was a series of fact-based scientific types discussing bee health, how neonicotinoids work and so on. Not a scrap of passion was evident.

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Ontario Bee Keepers Association|Task Force on Systemic Pesticides | Sierra Club and WWF are Credible Sources but Industry and PRMA is not | Class Action lawyers respond to Information by providing MisInformation |

This is insanity.  Ontario Bee Keepers Association and their Lawyers are trying to tell the public that the IUCN Task Force on Systemic Pesticides and their international scientists are credible scientists regarding Neonicotinoids.  Soon they will have Gideon Forman presenting as a Toxicologist.  Ontario is the hub of Anti-Science and they actually sense and feel their way through tough decision making processes.  No logic needed

IUCN motto is  Act Beyond Trust!

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Jeroen van der Sluijs | Task Force on Systemic Pesticides IUCN Tokyo 2012 Forum

Bee Health | Sierra Club | Task Force on Systemic Pesticides | Lunatic | Jeroen van der Sluijs |Scientific Coordinator |The Risk-Monger » Blog Archive » Late Lessons from Early Warnings II: How the EEA is trying to disguise environmental activism as science

But just as a teaser, we must ask which great bee specialists the EEA selected to author the chapter on the complex issue of colony collapse disorder. There are many researchers in this field, so the Risk-Monger was quite surprised when this chapter of precautionary excellence in Late Lessons II was written by Laura Maxim and Jeroen van der Sluijs. A simple Google search on these authors would reveal that their expertise and claim to fame in this domain is, well, zero. They are known as science communicators and experts in scientific uncertainty with a specialization on climate change. This is just one example of how the European Environment Agency has become a disgrace not only to the European Union which funds it, but to all branches of science who must suffer the consequences of their irresponsible environmental campaigning.

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Ontario Bee Keepers Association Relying heavily on |Junk| Sierra Club IUCN Meta-Analysis Science | IUCN – Task Force on Systemic Pesticides

To Paraphrase Head of  the Sierra Club Richard Cellarius 

If we get enough Sierra Club members as Commission Chairs we can maintain control of IUCN directive.  We hope nobody finds out the Head of the IUCN-Task Force on Systemic Pesticides Commission -Maarten Bijleveld was founding member of World Wildlife Federation Netherlands

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