Neonicotinoids

On 2013-04-29 Europe banned neonicotinoid neurotoxic insecticides because they are wiping out the bees needed to pollinate crops. The Harper government in Canada refused to follow suit because Bayer profits from selling the pesticide for almost every conceivable crop. Perhaps Harper is unaware of how many crops need bees for pollination. As the bees wane, so do yields. In the meantime, Canada will gain a reputation for pesticide-tainted honey and pesticide-tainted crops. This will be hard to undo later. In the sort term, we may well be banned from exporting our agricultural products to Europe.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)