EPA tells Beekeepers to buzz off.

Discussion in 'Bee News' started by crazy8days, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Thanks for posting...
     

  2. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Very Discouraging.
     
  3. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well that ______,. Thanks for posting. I don't buy corn anymore. Or cornmeal or any processed food containing corn or HFCS. I don't feel like eating roundup or neonics.

    We could start a boycott - not that it would do much good since the crop is so small the prices will be skyhigh...
     
  4. Omie

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    Gypsi, it's not just corn.
     
  5. gunsmith

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    That's what happens when government is owned by big business.
     
  6. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Omie,

    I am so overwhelmed right now I can barely remember my name. Corn, soybeans, and ??
    I eat virtually no processed food. Almost no wheat, almost no soy. (only when I am not at home and then it's either a hot dog bun or Subway's bread). I have food allergies to dairy, most of the processed stuff has some dairy in it, whether breads or stuff labeled with cheese. I can't even drink soy or almond milk, the allergy is to a protein and it is in everything from coffee creamer to soy milk and tofu.

    So for me, it is vegetables and fruits, organic canned tomatoes, meat, eggs (from my hens - their feed doubtless contains soy and corn), oatmeal, lots of boring stuff livened up with herbs from my garden, and chocolate or stuff I make with cocoa for treats. It is not an enviable diet but has left me remarkably healthy for my age. I do eat some wheat - spaghetti noodles and very occasionally I bake my own bread. But I can probably boycott whatever they are using neonics on without changing my diet. I recognize that I am one person in a city of over a million. A city that is now contemplating aerial spraying for mosquitoes, which will likely leave the mosquitoes alive and well and my bees dead.

    Gypsi
     
  7. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    One more chance. The EPA is allowing a 2 day comment window, Avaaz.org is offering letter writing tips and a link with docket information:
    http://www.avaaz.org/en/hope_for_bees_usa/?tZaKsbb

    I have no opinion to direct anyone else with. But I certainly used the link. And tweeted it. And facebooked it.