In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer and co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Dr. Susan E. Kegley, Principal and Founder of the Pesticide Research Institute (PRI) about a new research initiative called The Hive Project and why this research is important for understanding what is impacting honeybee health.
The Presidential Task Force Report on Bee and Pollinator Health has been widely condemned for failing to address the primary cause of bee-deaths in America: pesticides. Environmental NGOs have strongly criticized the Task Force Report including: PANNA, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth, National Resources Defense Council and EcoWatch. The central criticism is that this report gives pesticides a free pass in relation to bee colony deaths.
Neonicotinoids are the most toxic chemicals on the earth but are still being used in the United States. In this segment of The Organic View, bee advocate, Tom Theobald talks to June Stoyer about whether or not any progress has been made to restrict neonicotinoids.