Take a minute for the Bees! Although research seems to be overwhelming in implicating neonicotinoids in Bee deaths, it seems that Canadian government officials do not agree. Ask them why via the easy to use Friends of the Earth’s question form.
“In February 2018, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released its report on the three most widely used neonicotinoid pesticides. After reviewing 1500 studies, EFSA concluded, “overall the risk to the three types of bees we have assessed is confirmed.” We expect that the European Union will vote to ban all three in the coming month.”
Considering the momentous consequences of the death of life on Earth caused in large part by agricultural chemicals, the question is rather mild:
“On behalf of the bees and other pollinators, please explain to me in detail why, after five years of reviewing virtually the same evidence, Health Canada’s conclusion concerning the use of clothiandian and thiamethoxam are completely different from the European Food Safety Authority’s conclusion – “Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honey bees…”.”
If you feel like it, you could donate to FOE; I do as I feel strongly that FOE is working on my behalf for Earth’s life. Donate to help FOE’s lawsuit that seeks a court order to end the PMRA’s decade-long practice of registering agricultural pesticides containing two neonicotinoid active ingredients (clothianidin and thiamethoxam) for use in Canada without the science the PMRA needs to determine the pesticides’ risks to pollinators. FOE is working with three other groups and represented by Ecojustice on this case. (PMRA = Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency)