Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Yesterday's Waterloo Region Record carrys this story "Ontario may restrict pesticide". This is referring of course to neonicotonoid pesticides implicated in massive bee dieoffs. Ontario set up their own panel to study the issue and they suggested a temporary ban at least until the federal government complete their re-evalution of neonicotonoids. According to today's Record "A Health Canada report has suggested that seeds treated with the insecticide contributed to the majority of the bee deaths in Ontario and Quebec in 2012, likely due to exposure of the pesticide laced dust during planting.". Therefore Ontario seem to be comprimising by talking about a permit system rather than a ban. They are also setting up a fund to compensate beekeepers for their losses. This sounds to me like allowing the chemical companies to continue making profits with a dangerous product while subsidizing the most immediate victims (beekeepers) from the taxpayers pocket. Same old, same old. Allow carcinogenic discharges and additions to our food, water and air but then fund forever our health care system to treat the victims. What is wrong with this picture?

No comments:

Post a Comment