Bees Face Yet Another Lethal Threat in Dicamba, a Drift-Prone Pesticide

EPA WRONG AGAIN despite the scientific evidence:In October, the US Environmental Protection Agency extended its approval of the weed killer for use on genetically modified soybeans and cotton, mostly in the South and Midwest, for two more years. At the time, the EPA said: “We expect there will be no adverse impacts to bees or other pollinators.”

“Nine years ago, agricultural ecologist David Mortensen had told EPA officials that allowing dicamba use on genetically modified crops would pose serious risks to wild plants and the pollinators they sustain. In 2011, the EPA’s own scientists cited Mortensen’s work to conclude that increased use of dicamba could affect pollinators.”

Guess who manufactures dicamba and are being sued by farmers?  Dicamba manufacturers: Monsanto, BASF and DuPont. The EPA has admitted to allowing Monsanto to provide the “safety studies” to approve whether glyphosate is safe.  

Bees Face Yet Another Lethal Threat in Dicamba, a Drift-Prone Pesticide

 

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