Bees endangered by insecticides

Further evidence emerges of the threat that insecticides pose to bees (bees are insects – not rocket science) and the food chain. The insecticide industry continues to claim that these are not harmful and that they are bio-degradeable:

Early last year, leaked documents obtained by a Colorado beekeeper exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin, a highly-toxic pesticide manufactured by Bayer CropScience that the regulatory agency knew was capable of killing off bees ( Now, a new study out of Purdue Universityin Indiana has not only confirmed, once again, that clothianidin is killing off bees, but also that clothianidin’s toxicity is systemic throughout the entire food chain, which could one day lead to the catastrophic destruction of the food supply. The study, which was published in the online journal PLoS ONE, investigated the various methods and routes by which a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which includes clothianidin, are harming honey bees. They discovered that both clothianidin and thiamethoxam, another component of neonicotinoid insecticides, persist in “extremely high levels” in planter exhaust material produced during the planting of crops treated with these insecticides, which runs contrary to industry claims that the chemicals biodegrade and are not a threat.

Protecting Gaia

So where are the environmentalists when you need them? Strangely silent it seems. This poses the question of whether FoE are really friends of the inhabitants of the earth or is it more a case of the earth itself? This question surely needs to be addressed. Maurice Strong, a believer in Gaia, is at the head of the Agenda 21/ Rio Convention movement. Nothing against any personal religious beliefs – except when these ideas appear to influence and lead to control of the world. Gaia is the name given to a hypothetical goddess of the earth. Does protecting the planet include protecting the inhabitants, such as bees, which are essential to pollenation and the food chain? It seems not. It’s appears to be more about Gaia.

You think I might be stretching things a little with the Gaia issue? Please Google Maurice Strong and Gaia. This guy was instrumental in getting the international green movement and associated controls up and running.  The man behind Agenda 21.

Maurice Strong is an admitted socialist.  His sister was a Marxist.  He thinks you and yours have eaten too much, used too much and now must pay.  Of course like every elite socialist, that just means you, not him, or his fellow elitist.

He is quoted as saying:

The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields, and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.

Protecting the environment is desirable and essential. Signing up to conventions and agreements with dubious origins and planned outcomes is something we really must be wary of.  We can’t afford to be green about the self-proclaimed environmental saviours.


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