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.
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.