Seattle’s Pesticide Ban Won’t Help Honeybees

WPC_logo“Seattle’s Action on Honeybees Scientifically Calibrated to Help Politicians, Not Bees,” by Todd Meyers.honeybee_sunflower_150
Environmental policy provides numerous examples where trendy politics and ignorance trump sound science. The City of Seattle’s latest action to protect honeybees is just the latest example.  Taking a step called “very conservative,” the City of Seattle announced it will no longer use a class of pesticides called neonicitinoids. The resolution, which is boilerplate language from other cities, claims: An independent review of more than 800 scientific studies concluded that neonicotinoids are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees. None of that, however, is true. Read more.

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