Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides . . .The development of this class of insecticides began with work in the 1980s by Shell and in the 1990s by Bayer. The neonicotinoids were developed in large part because they show reduced toxicity compared to previously used organophosphate and carbamate instecticides. Most neonicotinoids show much lower toxicity in mammals than insects, but some breakdown products are toxic.Neonicotinoids are the first new class of insecticides introduced in the last 50 years, and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid is currently the most widely used insecticide in the world.
The use of some members of this class has been restricted in some countries due to some evidence of a connection to honey bee colony collapse disorder. In January 2013 the European Food Safety Authority stated that neonicotinoids pose an unacceptably high risk to bees, and that the industry-sponsored science upon which regulatory agencies’ claims of safety have relied may be flawed.
Dr Quantum says this: The ongoing efforts of the oligarchic corporatocracy to extract enormous profits from the enslaved peoples of the earth by switching pesticide chemicals has resulted in what appears to be honey-bee colony collapse disorder. Shell and Bayer take a bow. You did what the bimbo in Buffy Vampire Slayer suggested as her science project – kill all the bugs. We the people are not amused. Please, please, please . . .if you are one of those bloodless corporate types still trying to work out how to extract enough money from the system so you can drive your arse around in a Mercedes Benz and send your kids to a private school so they too can become angry lawyers. Please re-consider your position. In point of fact there is enough organic technology in agriculture, and enough deep knowledge about the holistic functioning of life on Earth that the poisonous stuff is now obsolete. Is it now clear to you that your hopefully profitable but definitely poisonous products are fulfilling the worst warnings given by Rachel Carson in her book Silent Spring? Yes . . .publication date 1962. Time for you cowboys to get with the program.
Oh and by the way . . .there is a growing tide of ill informed, largely ignorant and angry radicals now baying for your blood. Is it little wonder that your time on Earth is rapidly coming to an end. I am sorry that it had to end this way. Because you know . . .love is the answer. I will continue to create my own version of a better world without recourse to unnecessary greed, blind bigotry and straw-man polemics, So Hari Om all you blood sucking vampires – enjoy fighting each other. See you all in heaven.