"Get this: The French government is giving the manufacturer Syngenta all of two weeks to prove that Thiamethoxam is, in fact, safe for bees. Otherwise it’s off the shelves. In two weeks.
"Conversely the United States government has had all sorts of evidence — from its own scientists — that bees are being negatively impacted by this class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. They’ve been sitting on these facts for years, yet the governments in the U.S., and I might as well toss in Canada, do nothing. Beehives have been dying off at the rate of about 33 percent each year since 2006 and every bit of real evidence has pointed to these pesticides as the root cause, yet our political machines ignore the truth."
Par for the Course: As Bees Die, Governments Sit Idly By
Paul Tukey - on Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog.