In 17th century London, precaution led to the Great Plague. Today, a new religion of zealots are still using the same techniques similarly unaware of the consequences.
How could a band of 50 activists manage to handcuff EU policy, destroy trust in science and affect the lives of 12 million EU farmers?
How did we ever get to the madness of a hazard-based precautionary policy approach? Through those relentless possibilists.
Policy-makers today need to choose between the risk-based or hazard-based route to policy management.
Isogluphosphate is not dangerous. Banning it will devastate EU snack production.
Junck-science: the art of creating scientific disagreement so that undesired evidence and facts can be ignored and kept out of the policy process for as long as possible.
American NGOs have discovered that Brussels is the ideal place to launch a US lobby campaign. Hippie Go Home!
During Pesticide Action Week, I think most of us are tired of their lies and feel-good bullshit!
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!
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!