20 years of precaution has taught us to abandon science-based solutions.
The EU neonic ban was not about the bees, not about the science and not about sustainable farming.
So what was it about?
When Juncker forces a bad tool on his scientists, don’t be surprised if they cry out for help.
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!