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EU authorises new systemic pesticide

 
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Adam Rose
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:13 am    Post subject: EU authorises new systemic pesticide Reply with quote

Brigit Strawbridge tweeted this yesterday :

"SHOCKING! EU authorise new systemic pesticide despite EFSA warning of risk to #bees/small mammals http://bee-life.eu/en/article/90/ #WhenWillTheyLearn"

The agro-chemical companies are creating new systemic pesticides to get around the EU neonicitinoid ban.

More evidence that we have a systemic ( if I can re-use that word ) problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until we have state funded testing & abolish the very out dated LD50 test this is going to happen time & again.
It's like the legal highs issue, ban one substance the manufacturers tweak it, give it a different name & it's back to business.
Democracy has been hijacked by commerce & I'm beginning to think they actually want to destroy the planet.
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