Memphis Backyard Farmer

Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators
October 20, 2011, 9:41 pm
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This is a review of a recent workshop by┬áThe Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry regarding pesticides and pollinators. Read this review carefully. You’ll see many instances where the fox is guarding the hen house. Major sponsors of the conference were the usual suspects: Dupont, Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, etc. and so their companies were well represented. Meanwhile, scientists who had views critical to those companies and their products were excluded from the conference altogether. As you might expect, the bottom line was not “we have a problem”, it was “we need to study this more”. It really seems to be a nasty business.

Read the review for yourself here, and view the report from the conference here.