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.
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.
Activist scientists had a strategy document on how they could manipulate the process to ban neonics. I found it.