The EU precautionary ban on neonics has decimated this year’s crop.
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.
See the French translation As many of us prepare to escape the summer heat by taking a holiday at the beach or at higher altitudes, spare a thought for the farmers working through the summer in full sun and against the elements. Before you toss that steak on the BBQ, spread those perfect strawberries on…
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.
Commissioner Andriukaitis left it to the JRC to assess the neonic ban. Conclusion: the 2013 ban was a failure. Time to retract!
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”?