Still hornet-mad…

And thus the campaign of misdirection is off and running:

From Matt Ridley’s WSJ article on Colony Collapse Disorder: “Some beekeepers, worried by the collapse of their bee colonies in recent years, are pointing a finger this month at a class of insecticide (neo-nicotinoids) that they think is responsible for lowering the insects’ resistance to disease…”

I could do my usual rant here, but Tom Philpott at Grist does a much better and more intelligent job. Like in pointing out that it’s not “some beekeepers” but actually EPA scientists who raise this concern, which we only know about through a leaked document that had been withheld from the public…

Wait, I said no rant.  Just go read Tom’s much more measured commentary.


Posted on February 11, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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