The U.S. refuses to do so because big money owns and operates the media, the scientists, and the government. As a result, our population is blissfully unaware of the fact that pesticides are destroying their beloved honey bees.
Now, I'm all about the free market and severely curtailing the role of government in our lives, so I'm not going to attack the corn growers or the drug companies for their malicious use of dangerous chemicals. I would warn them, however, and suggest that they start exploring alternative methods of pest control. Relying 100% on pesticides is a risky proposition. Some day soon, nature will outsmart the scientists, and every chemical concoction they can contrive will fail to eliminate the pests. When that day arrives, woe to us. It will be worse than the Irish potato famine. We will see people starving to death here in the U.S., and not just because of anorexia. There will be a worldwide shortage of food.
But for now, it's just the honey bees that are suffering, and there's a lot more money in corn than in bees.
"What was killing all those honeybees in recent years? New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds.
The study, titled 'Assessment of the Environmental Exposure of Honeybees to Particulate Matter Containing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Coming from Corn Coated Seeds,' was published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science & Technology journal, and provides insight into colony collapse disorder."
Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides
By Alexandra Ludka