CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen explains how judicial activism and fear-mongering by anti-pesticide activists has left the citrus industry in Florida and California without a key tool -- sulfoxaflor -- to fight a massive invasion of the flying aphid-like Asian citrus psyllid, which has already cut the Florida citrus yield by 60%. This time, even the EPA is on the side of the growers -- and they are working with the Court to reverse the ban. But so should we.
In every way possible the Greens continue to attack the nation’s and the world’s food supply. The result will harm people with no meaningful benefit to the environment. The EPA’s pesticide bans are not about protecting health or the environment, but about advancing Green ideology. Their insidious effect will be to increase sickness from an ancient enemy of mankind -- insect and rodent pests.
Are certain pesticides, known as neonics, killing off bees? Well that’s the assertion of some anti-pesticide activist groups who link them to what is known as Colony Collapse Disorder, but the evidence does not back them up.
Enviros are exploiting bee's colony collapse to ban pesticides. The evidence points elsewhere.