Boulder County, Colorado Declares War on Science, Goes Medieval on Agriculture

January 2, 2018

Editor’s Note: Neonicotinoids and genetically improved crops are the joint targets of a consequences-be-damned decision by Boulder County Commissioners. The county’s decision ignores the environmental devastation be wrought by the European Union’s neonicotinoid restrictions as the EU shifts toward medieval¬†agricultural practices to feed its people.

From: EcoWatch

GMO Crops, Bee-Killing Insecticides to Be Banned on Boulder County-Owned Land

Boulder County, Colorado will completely phase out genetically modified (GMO) corn and sugar beets, and neonicotinoid insecticides on county-owned land.

According to the Daily Camera, commissioners voted 2-1 last week to approve the latest version of a transition plan that bans the cultivation of GMO corn by the end of 2019 and GMO sugar beets by the end of 2021. Neonicotinoids, which have been widely blamed for the declines of bees and other pollinators, will also be phased out within five years on county properties.

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