Fw: wikileaks- govt bee killing conspiracy
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Sat Jan 8 21:24:01 GMT 2011
>Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 11:29 PM
>Subject: FW: wikileaks- govt bee killing conspiracy
>Hi guys I know you have particular interest in bees (no pun). Nn P
>Sent: 07 January 2011 18:45
>Subject: wikileaks- govt bee killing conspiracy
>media frenzy may have been focused on the release of tens of
>thousands of classified military and U.S. State Department
>documents, it's a
>Environmental Protection Agency document that has conservationists,
>environmentalists and beekeepers abuzz.
>The November 2nd memo, leaked to a Colorado beekeeper, indicates
>that the EPA was well-aware that the pesticide Clothianidin posed
>some serious risks to honey bees. There have been concerns about
>this chemical from as far back as 2003, and it's already been banned
>in Germany, France, Italy and Slovenia because of its toxicity. But
>the EPA chose to sweep all that under the rug to keep the pesticide
>on the market.
>Clothianidin, marketed as "Poncho" by Bayer, is widely used on corn,
>as well as canola, soy, sugar beets, sunflowers and wheat. As if the
>$262 million cash crop from last year wasn't enough, Bayer wants to
>keep expanding the pesticide's use. And the company's original
>registration was based on some seriously flawed science: they
>evaluated the wrong crop, with the wrong controls to assess the impact on bees.
>This all adds up to some serious questions about the government
>to Colony Collapse Disorder as they knowingly allowed Bayer to
>poison bees. And this is about a lot more than honey production ...
>native habitats, and as much as one-third of America's food supply,
>rely on the pollination provided by bees.
>In light of the leaked memo, the National Honey Bee Advisory Board,
>American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers
>Association, Beyond Pesticides, Pesticide Action Network North
>America, and Center for Biological Diversity sent a
>to the EPA requesting that the agency "take urgent action to stop
>the use of this toxic chemical."
>The letter goes on to point out that this new information indicates
>an overuse of the Office of Pesticide Program's conditional
>registration program. This bee boondoggle "represents a failure that
>could and should have been avoided." As a result, the coalition is
>calling for an immediate moratorium on these types of registration
>until the program is evaluated.
>There's still a lot we don't know about Colony Collapse Disorder and
>the massive bee die-offs it's been causing. One thing we do know is
>that bees are in trouble, and that's not good news for all the
>animals (and humans) who rely on the plants these important insects sustain.
>the call for the EPA to stop the sale of Poncho and conduct a
>thorough study into the pesticide's impact on wildlife.
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