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.
My Top 10 Stupidest Moments of 2016. How I wish 2017 would be reasonable.
Stupid can win if it is clever. NGOs have developed an Activist Playbook – a means to take stupid ideas and strategically implement a campaign to successfully affect policy.
The Age of Stupid has grown from social media, with anecodotes from non-experts repeated and reinforced, creating trust (and opportunity) among the vulnerable.
A UK research centre uses bad data to correlate neonics to wild bee decline, and then Friends of the Earth captures the FT to save the bees. How do you spell “Stupid”?