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Syngenta Seeks Exemption From Neonicotinoid Ban

Environment  (tags: neonicotinoid, EU ban on neonicotinoid, s Syngenta, bees, die-offs, environments, ecosystems, politics, BigPharma, corruption, corporate, business )

- 1446 days ago -
When Europe approved a 2-year precautionary ban on neonicotinoid use for flowering crops, bee advocates cheered. Syngenta is applying on behalf of British farmers for an emergency exemption for limited use of neonicotinoids:

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 3:54 am
NO EXEMPTION.others would follow "example"

Ana MESNER (201)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 3:55 am
Noted- thank you Cal.

Animae C (514)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 4:52 am
Some nerve!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 5:02 am

Howard Crosse (21)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 5:16 am
This is disgraceful. I live in a rural part of England where those crops they are suggesting are affected are often grown. Bees play a vital role in our ecosystem. I will be writing to both my MP (elected representative in the House of Commons) and my MEPs (elected representatives in the European Parliament) regarding this issue. I have also shared it on Facebook asking my friends to do the same thing.

Rhonda B (99)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 6:00 am
Noted. Thank you Cal.

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 6:09 am
No way..............

Anteater Ants (122)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 6:10 am
They'll do anything for money...

Beth Nipper (70)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 8:37 am
The bees must be saved!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 8:52 am
Can they possibly get more greedy+stupid...thx Cal

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 8:53 am
noted,shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 1:13 pm
I agree that the bees must be saved. They play an important part on this planet. Thanks Cal

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 1:14 pm
Natasha S. says it all, thanks.

Kenneth Davies (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 1:20 pm
No exemption in this case

Debra Van Way (12)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 2:00 pm
Isn't it amazing farmers managed to raise crops without pesticides of any kind once upon a time? Today's farmers seem to have forgotten how to farm. Pesticides kill insects-this is true. What is also true is they kill useful insects such as bees, butterflies, preying mantis, etc. Nature WAS balanced. I have no trouble with any insect problems in my gardens and use nothing by way of insecticides ever. My grandparents taught me proper gardening when I was 6 years old. They kept a garden for years and had enough fruit and veggies to can or freeze that lasted clear through the next spring. Why do humans always jump on the let's poison "fill in the blank" harmful insect and forget they aren't just killing the pest, they are killing the pollinators. They had plenty of large farms around and none of them used pesticides either and always had great crops to show for it.

Wednesday July 9, 2014, 2:40 pm
Absolutely No Exemptions. Thanks for sharing Cal

Donna T (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 3:41 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 3:43 pm
I hope they are not given an exception.

Cheryl Bianchi (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 4:08 pm
no, no, no...enough is enough

Jo S (619)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 4:42 pm
Noted, signed & shared.
Thanks a Cal.

Laura Menighetti (19)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 5:25 pm
Noted. Thanks!!!

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 5:54 pm
Save the Bees!

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 6:04 pm
Thanks for the information.

Joy M (169)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 7:39 pm
Thank you.. noted

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 8:47 pm
Neonicotinoids are lethal to bees and without bees, we are going to be in dire trouble. No exemptions should be given, or other companies will be asking for their own exemptions.

Betty Kelly (4)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 9:33 pm
NO exemptions. We must save the bees or have a huge food shortage.

Carol Johnson (25)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 9:53 pm
Thank you for sharing

Sandra Ferri (114)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 11:12 pm
Noted, Thanks for sharing xoxo

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 11:15 pm
Noted. Thank you Cal.

Debra G (0)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 12:19 am
"... admit that her claims are influenced heavily by data that is in the hands of the companies that make these chemicals." So the decision of whether to be exempt from the ban or not is based on biased junk science. Buh-bye, bees.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 12:49 am
This has to be fought before there are no bees to speak of.

Athena F (131)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 1:01 am
The hell is wrong with these people? NO EXEMPTIONS!
Also, spammer flagged and thank you for posting this!

Stephen D (58)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 1:03 am
Just say "No" to neonicotinoids.

Katherine May Williams (0)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 1:26 am

SANJA l (96)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 1:48 am
No exemption for anyone.

rita uljee (1)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:05 am
sincerely hope they get no for an answer.

Carol J (9)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:30 am
Apparently it is not just bees that are affected by these herbicides - the crash in the population of farmland birds in the UK is also shown to be linked to their use according to a new study. How much more can our wildlife take? It isn't helped by our current government who couldn't give a damn about nature.

Terry H (15)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 7:36 am
How about 'NO!'

Lindsay K (6)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 8:26 am
If it's bad when one company uses the stuff, it's bad when another does, too. Why should they be any different from anyone else???

Robert O (12)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 10:35 am
There should be no exemptions! What makes them think they're above rules, laws and bans? Maybe if they pushed aside their money mentality for a second and thought about the environment and others first they'd see why the ban is in place and why they need to follow it as well.

Elizabeth brown (20)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 2:48 pm
No exemptions ,this stuff has already done enough damage.

Joanne D (38)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 3:45 pm
NO! Not only no, but HELL, NO!

Victoria Oakey (124)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:35 pm
Ty for the information and the link to an interesting site. No exemptions for bill-killing pesticide.

S J (130)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 6:57 pm
anther monster!

Charlene Rush (79)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 7:45 pm
I often wonder, when people see the end of something coming to fruition, why they don't run for the hills, and find another area for making their living.
It must be one of two things. Either, they refuse to admit having made a professional mistake, or, they are fearful of succeeding in another area of work, in order to make a living.
Admittedly, this is a serious decision and not easily made, but reality is far better than 'sticking your head in the sand'.

Years ago, people went into a particular profession, at a particular company, and stayed there until their demise. Today, that is rarely the case. There is little loyalty, from the company and/or the workers.

If I found myself in the chemical industry, for whatever reason, my mind would be fighting my heart, but being able to sleep at night, could be the deciding factor.

Graziella Veri (0)
Sunday July 13, 2014, 7:42 am
thanks for sharing

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 3:53 pm
Noted, signed and commented. Thank you, Cal.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 4:11 pm
Noted and commented.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 7:31 pm
Noted and shared in disgust. Farming has been going on since humans learned that they could grow crops from seeds. No chemicals allowed period and especially neocotinoids!! These Big Monopolies Have To Be Stopped - they do not care about the environment or the people!!

Marguerite W (0)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 12:46 pm
Syngenta needs to be outlawed and imprisoned for crimes against humanity and nature. They obviously do not care about the environment or our health and well being because they have been making hazardous toxic crap for a very long time. They must have lots of lawyers and pr on retainer who come up with this nonsense. It is an industry ploy. If farmers cannot farm without using these (and other) toxic pesticides, they should retire and let people who can do the job well, i.e. protect the environment, nature and us and grow nourishing food, feed our soil, etc. At this point many more pesticides should be outlawed because the bees have been so badly compromised. THe dream of chemical miracles for our food supply and medical care turned into a nightmare and it is past time to acknowledge that fully and move on to the great strides that have been made in organics and alternatives. If people have gambled on toxic crap corporations, let them lose the wealth they have squandered that has hurt nature, the planet and us.
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