Thursday, 16 June 2016

Exposed: Pesticide Industry Deployed Aggressive Lobby Effort to Quash Bee Protections

CommonDreams

Bayer, Monsanto, and Syngenta are effectively "shaping new pollinator 'protection' plans nationwide that do little to protect bees, but a lot to protect industry profits." Story here.

2 comments:

PinP said...

Here in Canada, a dude by the name of Ted Menzies faithfully served his master, ex right-wing, pro-pesticide Prime Minister Stephen Harper for 10 yrs as an MP and cabinet minister. Then, Menzies moved comfortably through that revolving door to become Pres. and CEO of "CropLifeCanada," the organization representing the makers of pesticides, including the bee-killing "neonics." Since then, Menzies has been dutifully (& agressively) lobbying against any efforts to restrict such products in this country. I call him "CBKC, Canada's Bee-Killer-in-Chief."

John Fefchak said...

Yes Indeed, quite the dude.! I like the title that you have pinned, a very appropriate name for an individual with no concerns or conscious of the devastating harm that pesticides are capable of.