Collapse Of Bee Colonies Is Latest Target For Anti-Pesticide Groups
Tue, May 14 2013 00:00:00 E A13_ISSUESBy PAUL DRIESSEN, Investor's Business Daily
Posted 05/13/2013 06:51 PM ET
Beekeeping is big business, and everyone loves honey and foods made possible by pollination. But "colony collapse disorder" threatens bees and crop pollination in many areas.
Letter: Pesticide conflict
First Published May 12 2013 05:13 pm • Updated 7 hours ago
I thank Dr. Brian Moench for "Spray at your own risk" (Opinion, May 5). In addition to sound advice, he exposed "corruption" in the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Charged with protecting the public, UDAF’s pesticide program manager Clark Burgess sits on the board of the Utah Pest Control and Lawncare Association, the very industry he regulates!
No 'neonics' ban for bees
Alex Sampson |
May 13, 2013
AUSTRALIA is unlikely to quickly follow the lead of Europe by banning neonicotinoid insecticides to protect bee populations.
Last week, the European Union placed a two-year ban on chemicals known as "neonics" due to the perceived risk to bee health.The chemicals include imidacloprid (sold as gaucho, provado and hombre in Australia), thiamethoxam (cruiser and actara) and Clothianidin (samurai).CropLife Australia, representing chemical companies, said there was no evidence neonics were the main or significant cause of bee colony collapse disorder.CropLife Australia chief executive Matthew Cossey said Australia had one of the healthiest bee populations in the world.Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority spokeswoman Susan Whitbread said neonics replaced old pesticide classes from the 1960s and 1970s which were more risky.
Council on notice over roundup
Posted at 7:00am Monday 13th May, 2013 | By Andrew Campbell email@example.com
Tauranga City councillors are on notice to remove Roundup from the list of approved city sprays, because of new research that proves it is much more poisonous than previously thought.
TCC are thinking of removing Roundup from the approved city sprays because of new research.
Naturopath and spray sensitive Robin Grierson told councillors the study shows the world’s most popular herbicide could be responsible for many ailments.
Robin warned councillors that the science is now there for people affected by Roundup, sprayed by council contractors, to sue councils that do not take note.