Mudcat Café message #3070838 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134719   Message #3070838
Posted By: mayomick
09-Jan-11 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: What's killing thou's of birds&fish- Arkansas?
Subject: RE: BS: What's killing thou's of birds&fish- Arkansas?
People just don't know what to believe , they don't trust what governments tell them so they come up with conspiracy theories to explain phenomena when they don't have enough scientific knowledge themselves to explain things . Some unscrupulous people with websites to promote exploit this and deliberately make things up .

But so long as corporate lobbyists have undue influence over government policies there are are going to be conspiracy theories .

According to this article from the environmental magazine Grist , Wikileaks published an internal EPA memo last Wednesday that indicates the US government's own environmental protection agency had allowed the chemical giant Bayer to sell a crop spray chemical ,clothianidin , to American farmers that has been banned in many European countries , and which the EPA's own scientists thought could lead to bee colony collapse.

"..... the very agency charged with protecting the environment is ignoring the warnings of its own scientists about clothianidin, a pesticide from which Bayer racked up 183 million (about $262 million) in sales in 2009."


http://www.grist.org/article/food-2010-12-10-leaked-documents-show-epa-allowed-bee-toxic-pesticide-

The article seems to be well researched, but I must say that I don't know very much about bee keeping . Somebody could come along tomorrow and show that the article is a huge hoax . As I say people just don't know what to believe .