How NOT to Regulate Pesticides: EU, Canada Lessons for Trump (Part I)

January 6, 2017


By Paul Driessen


Anti-pesticide activists have long sought to blame neonics for honeybee health problems of recent years. In 2013, their well-funded advocacy campaigns played a major role in pushing the EU’s decision-making European Commission to impose a two-year ban on using neonicotinoids on bee-attractive crops.

Not surprisingly, those two years have come and gone with no sign that the Commission will reconsider its position, despite accumulating evidence that managed bee populations are not now and never were in any danger of collapse or extinction. That evidence includes the EU’s very own 2014 and 2015/16 EPILOBEE studies, as well as nearly a dozen large-scale field studies from around the world.

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