Commissioner Andriukaitis left it to the JRC to assess the neonic ban. Conclusion: the 2013 ban was a failure. Time to retract!
When an FOIA request was made for my email exchange with the EU on neonics, I thought I should share them in a blog. Enjoy!
I have made a decision on purely selfish reasons that will damage the environment and put more economic pain and hardship on the poor and most vulnerable in society. I am a hypocrite
EFSA was deceived by activist scientists who hid their conflicts of interest to get onto the bee WG and shape regulatory guidance.
EFSA moved the goalposts to ban neonics. They seemed to have scored an own goal!
In 2014 the European Commission banned 3 neonics. Its decision was based on activist science gaming EFSA and bias within DG Sanco (Santé). Nobody cared.
This blog was Part 2 of what became known as the BeeGate trilogy. Originally published on 10 December 2014, it exposed the low qualifications of many of the activist bee scientists and the anti-industry, pro-organic organisations funding them. As EFSA is about to advise on the temporary neonicotinoid precautionary ban, I think it is a good idea…
Activist scientists had a strategy document on how they could manipulate the process to ban neonics. I found it.
Things are not looking too rosy for the big NGOs. Being crowded out of a market they had established, losing touch with online communities and grassroots support, having gurus steal their issues, seeing the nature of the game in Brussels change …
While nature favours the strong over the weak, I get my strength from humanity!
My Top 10 Stupidest Moments of 2016. How I wish 2017 would be reasonable.
Imagine the EU funding NGOs to attack EU strategy; imagine NGOs under-reporting revenue and then giving public funds to other NGOs. Imagine there is no scrutiny of any of this.