eastwind journals29 Jul 2014 01:47 am

noynoy’s sona-tta de un amor PEACE TALKS MAY BRING WAR

NONOY’S SONA-TTA DE UN AMOR
PEACE TALKS MAY BRING WAR
 
eastwind journals 117

 

By Bernie Lopez
eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Permission is granted to re-publish with credits and notification.
Disclaimer – the views in this article are those of the author’s alone.

 

PASS TO FRIENDS –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/noynoys-sona

 

NONOY’S SONA-TTA DE UN AMOR

 

Pinoy’s SONA was a song of love, a sona-tta de un amor, wooing the Pilipino people back into his arms. Some were impressed, but there was an angry mob outside squirted with red water, perhaps a PNP message that any protest against the President is always RED AND COMMUNIST. Pinoy laments that his achievements are never appreciated, perhaps because they are drowned out by his blunders, like  –

 

The mob outside was screaming how Noynoy has a knee-jerk foreign policy RE China and the Spratleys. He is inviting the predator eagle to kill the predator dragon, a simplistic foreign policy without any study, research or integrated plan. Dealing with two opposing predators is a tight rope walk. The Americans are not interested in the Spratleys. They have a larger plan of hegemonic ‘rebalancing’. Mutual defense is a myth. Read it in the inquirer – http://opinion.inquirer.net/75951/the-myth-of-mutual-defense. China and America are both getting ready for a future war and we are the filling of the sandwich.

 

He considers DAP an act of love, when the SC thinks it is an act of ignorance. There is no excuse for a President to not know the law, what with his entourage of lawyers at his beckoning. Over and beyond the goodwill he speaks about, let’s have an audit of the funds. What has been spent well, what has been pocketed, and what is left that has to be returned soonest. It’s as simple as that.

 

The move of solons to counterpunch the SC by looking into its funds is pathetic, a reflection of how low we can go. There is a Filipino culture that if you accuse me, I accuse you back instead of explaining myself. This type of rogue reaction is creating a war in three fronts – executive, legislative, and judicial, going towards a crisis of governance. Corona thinks he is vindicated if Enrile and Noynoy are proven guilty. It does not erase his guilt. Obviously, the legislative is the new hero, and the other two are the anti-heroes in the eyes of the people.

 

PEACE TALKS MAY BRING WAR

 

The new law on Bangsamoro is dangerous. It may bring war rather than peace for the following reasons-
01
Autonomy essentially induces separatism, separate ways, laws, etc. and discourages co-existence in a crowded land were people have to interact and forever rub elbows. Separate laws can result in people running to the other side to get away with crimes not considered in the other side’s laws. What is good for one may not be good for the other. Muslims and Christians inter-marrying is the greatest example of co-existence.
02
The government’s motive to go into peace talks is to improve its political image. Malacanang offers bread, but the soldiers offer bullets. The rebels’ motives, whether NPA or MILF, is to get short term concessions, like arrested comrades released, security privileges, etc. IF PEOPLE DO NOT SURRENDER ARMS, WHAT ARE PEACE TALKS FOR BUT TEMPORARY CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES? PEACE TALKS HAVE BEEN GOING ON ENDLESSLY FOR DECADES BUT THERE IS NO LONG TERM PEACE. ‘SUCCESSFUL’ PEACE TALKS IS NOT A SIGN OF GOOD GOVERNANCE.
03
There are dozens of Islamic factions in Mindanao. Factions which are not included in peace talks will be angered to wage war, which has happened many times before. The precondition for true autonomy is one united Bangsamoro which will never happen.
04
There are complex contradictions hinted by the delay of proclamation of the Bangsamoro Law, labeled by some as unconstitional. These nitty gritty contradictions reflect the futility of it all.

 

THE WAY TO PEACE IS TO LEARN TO COEXIST, TO LIVE AND TRADE WITH EACH OTHER. THE WAY IS GOODWILL, NOT STATUTES OR PACTS, WHICH WILL BE BROKEN LATER ON. THIS IS A TALL ORDER, NOT EASY. PEACE IS IN OUR HEARTS NOT IN OUR LAWS OR PEACE PACTS. BUT WE ARE RELATIVELY LUCKIER THAT OTHER MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN NATIONS, WHERE THE GAPS ARE MUCH WIDER. eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

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there is no better exercise for the ailing heart
than bending down and lifting people up

 

perla b

 

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THE MEANING OF FAITH

 

the instant i was airborne
i faltered in fear of falling, and so i fell,
not knowing Your hands
were outstretched below
to catch me if i would fall
now that i know, i soar with ease
because i have faith you will catch me
my fear has turned into faith

 

eastwind

 

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when He descended the boat
and saw the vast crowd waiting
His heart was moved with pity
for they were like sheep without a shepherd
so He began to teach them many things
 
I shall gather the remnants of My flock
from all the lands to which I have driven them
so that they need no longer fear nor tremble
and none shall get lost

 

mark 6:34 / jeremiah 23:3-4

 

Stories of terminal cancer healings
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2008/09/archive07-e-books-and-healing-stories/

 

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HOT FROM THE EDITING ROOM. ADVANCE COPY.
Tribute to Shirley Bassey ON A CLEAR DAY
http://youtu.be/ipxruqUhrSg

 

OTHER SHIRLEY BASSEY GREATS
BIG SPENDER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8FlmXla0Pw
DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XarEWHov8bg
IF YOU GO AWAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGUqx6vngY
ITS IMPOSSIBLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f3YGqaUdsw
OVER THE RAINBOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-JrieP4zVE
THIS IS MY LIFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqxMXlqCFZw

 

amdg
 
eastwind journals24 Jul 2014 05:03 pm

COCO CHEMICAL DISRUPTS ENTIRE FOOD CHAIN how dangerous is it?

NEONICOTINOIDS DISRUPT ENTIRE FOOD CHAIN
How Dangerous is This Mysterious Chemical
to be used to contain our coconut infestation?
 
eastwind journals 116

 

By Bernie Lopez
eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Permission is granted to re-publish with credits and notification.
Disclaimer – the views in this article are those of the author’s alone.

 

PASS TO FRIENDS –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/neonicotinoid

 

It is so unfortunate that some people believe so strongly that poison is the solution to coconut infestation. They can never see that the short term solution leads to a bigger long term problem. In their panic, they become blind, eradicating with a poison that stays irreversibly to eventually poison us. The use of a high-end chemical NEONICOTINOID banned in the EU, feared globally by food safety experts, and approved quickly by the FPA to contain our coconut infestation -
 
HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE ON A MASSIVE NATIONWIDE SCALE AS WHAT PCA-SAGIP-UPLB-PANGILINAN INTENDS TO DO. IT’S LONG TERM EFFECTS ARE UNKNOWN AND UNIMAGINABLE. How deadly is the neonicotinoid? See for yourself.

 

Dear Sir Kiko Panglinan,

 

The chemical being injected into trees by the PCA-SAGIP is the brand name Starkle, which is a neonicotinoid (derived from nicotine). Neonicotinoids have been banned in the EU because of their capability to cause “colony collapse disorder” (CCD), the poisoning of bees on a massive scale. You are a bee farmer, Mr. Pangilinan, aren’t you? You refused the use of Starkle in your farm because your organic certification application will be undermined. You understand clearly the effects of the chemical, and refuse to use it in your own farm. So why not apply your personal farmer instincts to the rest of the country? No to your farm, no to all other farms nationwide! There are dozens of non-chemical solutions.

 

Neonicotinoids attack the nervous and immunity systems of insects, birds, and soil-bound animals. If ingested by humans even in small amounts, toxicologists say it can cause cancer. It is water soluble and only 5% is absorbed by target seeds or leaves, the rest goes into the soil, and into adjacent rivers and lakes. It will affect our fruit, fish, and rice industries, and impact on food security. PCA-SAGIP-UPLB-PANGILINAN PLANS TO USE IT ON ABOUT 2.4 MILLION TREES (as of this writing). POISON WILL FLOOD OUR LIVES.
 
NEONICOTINOID THEREFORE HAS A CAPACITY TO DISRUPT THE ENTIRE FOOD CHAIN AND AFFECT FOOD SECURITY, IF USED ON A MASSIVE SCALE. IT CAN INDUCE FAMINE IN THE LONG TERM. IN THIS SENSE, NEONICOTINOID IS THE MOTHER OF ALL ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES.
 
Very little is known about its long term effects. Once spread into the eco-system nationwide through millions of trees, it is irreversible. Food safety advocates worldwide have been campaigning for a ‘global moratorium’ on neonicotinoids.  They have been labeled by UP agronomist Dr. Ted Mendoza as 10,000 times more powerful than the infamous DDT.

 

Starkle, sub-classification dinotefuran, is manufactured by Mitsui Chemicals of Japan, and marketed here by LEADS Agricultural Products, Inc. To go through an entire library of research data, go to this link – http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/bibliography

 

For the last few decades, the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) has been consistently approving dangerous chemicals banned abroad (including Starkle) at the behest of chemical multinationals. When I saw the long list of banned chemicals approved by FPA at the office of friend Jun Catan, I was shocked. FPA has been doing this consistently for years and no one is stopping them. Jun was sued by multinationals left and right for many years (he won all the cases). Bayer is threatened by his cheap organic pesticide which will destroy its entire multi-million market of expensive toxic chemicals.

 

I tend to ignore the rumor that $25,000 passed hands. That is immaterial. (But if this is proven by a congressional investigation, the LEADS contract will become null and void.) FPA quickly approved Starkle in spite of the complex protocols it had to pass through. Whereas, FPA sat on the organic applications, until this very day. In truth, FPA has no jurisdiction over organics, which is technically not a chemical. They do not have a protocol for organics, so they use the chemical protocol. In truth, organics do not need a protocol because they are essentially natural and non-toxic. So Mr. Pangilinan, if you point to the FPA to justify Starkle, you point to an environment criminal.

 

If I may say, Mr. Pangilinan, your most dangerous decision was to reject a one month moratorium to give time for the Save the Coconut Movement (SCM) to do an ‘appraisal’ for you on its parasitoid approach. If the appraisal is somehow delayed, and PCA-SAGIP goes on a frenzied chemical marathon to use up its approved budget of P37 million, they would have injected a staggering 20 million trees. You fear the solution and cling to the problem. As I have said repeatedly, the bigger issue in the use of Starkle is not so much environmental but psychological. Once foreign buyers learn we have been injecting toxins into our coconut trees, they will instantly boycott our multi-billion copra and coconut oil exports, not to mention downstream products like Virgin Coco Oil, even if PCA-SAGIP-UPLB-DOST prove they are scientifically safe 51 days after injection. Please, Mr. Pangilinan, we need the moratorium. It will save you rather than induce your resignation.

 

There are reports, Mr. Pangilinan, exaggerated perhaps to justify Starkle, that infestation has doubled from 2.1 million trees a few weeks ago to 4.2 million currently. However, some scientists from SCM claim that, because the CSI’s natural enemies, tiny wasps which are internal parasites, are so resilient, they hunt the CSI down wherever they go, the 4.2 million is not longer true because it includes those which are recovering due to natural predation. Therefore, there is no more ‘CSI scare’. We can calmly use organics and parasitoids instead of deadly Starkle in panic. Starkle is like chemotherapy which kills cancer cells short term but weakens the immunity system, eventually killing the patient.

 

Some agronomists believe the CSI bloom is due to global warming, just like the algae blooms. It is actually a product of mono-cropping, when pests proliferate rapidly with no or little predators. Mono-cropping has hit the falcatta (not sure if this is the name) plantations of PICOP years ago. They had no choice but to burn the entire forest and go back to zero. The ‘borer insect’ came from abroad.

 

We do not have to resort to burning or poison for coconut. We just have to 1) negate mono-cropping with inter-cropping, 2) strengthen the immunity system of the tree  with good soil and proper nutrients (i.e. don’t resort to chemotherapy using Starkle), 3) proliferate the natural enemy of the CSI, the wasp, which is now happening even without our interventon. Some agrnonomists believe the CSI infestation will have a natural death. Nature is often more intelligent than Man. eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

OUR VERY LIVES ARE IN THE HANDS OF A FEW WHO THINK WRONGLY OF SOLUTIONS.

 

NEXT – THE BENEFITS AND SUCCESS OF ORGANICS AND PARASITOIDS

 

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let us pray to avert a
looming agricultural mega-disaster
 
jonah the prophet was angry at the Lord
because He did not fulfill
His prophecy that jonah announced
he became a laughing stock, a ‘false prophet’
 
but the Lord had no choice
the repentant people returned to Him in prayer
prophecies of disaster are averted by prayer
the Lord can change His mind
 
the Lord loves the filipino people
because when a new storm comes
we pray and ask forgiveness for our sins
our faith is strong even in times of tribulation
 
eastwind

 

Stories of terminal cancer healings
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2008/09/archive07-e-books-and-healing-stories/

 

amdg
eastwind journals22 Jul 2014 10:19 pm

‘UPLB MAFIA’ BEHIND COCO-CHEM? 1-month moratorium proposed

‘UPLB MAFIA’ BEHIND COCO-CHEM?
Pangilinan Not Keen on 1-month Starkle Moratorium
PCA-SAGIP Revs up Propaganda Campaign
 
eastwind journals 115

 

Forward this article to friends by emailing this link –
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By Bernie Lopez
eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com
Permission is granted to re-publish if credits are given.
Disclaimer – the views in this article are those of the author’s alone.

 

New updates coming in are marked in GREEN.

 

The PCA-SAGIP-UPLB Consortium has stepped up its propaganda campaign to convince farmers to have their coconut trees injected with the deadly chemical Starkle. No trees injected means no ‘income’ for the Consortium. The propaganda is two-pronged – discredit organics, and promote Starkle.
 
Realizing, however, the pressure to stop the chemical option because of the dangers it poses to the entire multi-billion coconut industry, the grand plan of the Consortium is reportedly to withdraw Starkle ‘in due time’, after perhaps they have exhausted the ‘irreversible’ P37 million budget now in their hands, which translates into a staggering 620,000 ‘chemicalized’ trees, enough to trigger a global boycott abroad of our coco exports.
 
The power behind the Consortium is REY VELASCO, ex-chancellor of UPLB. A so-called ‘UPLB Mafia’ has reportedly pressured PCA-SAGIP elements to become allies to sell Starkle, marketed by LEADS Agricultural Products, Inc., whose President, FERNANDO MALDEVA, is Velasco’s frat brother. SAGIP is headed by ERLENE MANOHAR, a known Alcala protégé (rumors say she has been replaced, unverified). Other key members out of the more than a dozen members of SAGIP include REY EBORA of Bigtech, a UPLB company, CELIA MEDINA, entomologist, and a Bureau of Plant Industries (BPI) representative, in charge of quarantine. Another PCA name that has propped up in the coconut chemical initiative is RUEL ROSALES, PCA Deputy Administrator.

 

Majority of farmers and plantations have rejected the free offer after learning that 1) the chemical is more potent than the banned DDT, 2) fruits from ‘chemicalized’ trees had turned sour, and 3) a quarantine banning their products to reach the market, will leave them without livelihood. In Liliw, Laguna, where the rejection was total and strong, PCA-SAGIP told organic suppliers they were not allowed to sell, but later reversed their statement when the Mayor joined the dialogue. In truth, organics compete with Starkle, so that the Consortium is being denied income from selling it. Documents on the success of organics were suppressed by SAGIP.

 

There are reports however, that some farmers went to PCA to verify information that they will be compensated for infested trees, which we hope is not on the condition they accept chemical injection. But where will they get the money?

 

The PCA-SAGIP budget of about P150 million for the containment of the coconut infestation was approved in March 2014. From that, PCA released P37 million for the chemical option on June 26, 2014, after which there was a frenzied propaganda campaign for farmers to accept it, coupled with the suppression of the organic option. The Consortium is now under extreme pressure to proliferate Starkle, and spend the P37 million so that they can get more, before the organics get a piece of the pie.

 

Kiko Pangilinan, Presidential Assistant for PCA, who was appointed by Noynoy in late April, would be fully aware then of the release of budget and signing of the LEADS contract in June. Kiko, who is reportedly an organic farmer, openly campaigns for organics, but has also endorsed Starkle as an ‘emergency’ solution, in spite of being told that it will not solve the emergency situation but worsen it. Kiko is most likely misinformed by the chemical group from the onset, as it is only very recent that he is talking to the organic people.
 
There are new field reports that infested trees are recovering naturally, i.e. without intervention, because the tiny wasp parasite that kills the Coconut Scale Insect (CSI) has been following the latter’s trail. There is thus no need for a ‘CSI scare’, which is used to justify Starkle. This dispels the illusion of an emergency. In a meeting with the Save the Coconut Movement (SCM) arranged by Gina Lopez, Kiko gave SCM a month to give an appraisal showing the wasp approach works.
 
But Kiko was not keen on a suggested one-month Starkle moratorium. The danger is, if appraisal is delayed, continued use of Starkle may induce a boycott of our exports, which Kiko is well aware of. Is he willing to take the chance, and answer for that massive agricultural disaster by deferring moratorium?
 
A congressman, who requests anonymity until further information, is planning to conduct an investigation on reported anomalies on 1) FPA’s fast-track approval of the deadly Starkle and suppression of organic applications, 2) alleged allowances given out to unknown Consortium members to have the budget for Starkle approved, and the LEADS contract signed.

 

Noynoy, who has been silent all this while, is too busy deflecting impeachment moves, so that he may have no time to step in the name of our multi-billion coco industry and the 25 million marginals it supports.

 

PCA-SAGIP, as well as farmer groups and NGOs, are requested to react to this article and confirm unverified information.

 

Watch on Youtube the benefits of organics by Aksyon 5 of ABC5, which is now catalyzing an all out campaign among farmers and NGOs against Starkle to counter PCA-SAGIP-UPLB propaganda. http://youtu.be/-2aBHR4aOSE

 

eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

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Other Coco Crisis Articles.

 

1. The Coconut Crisis
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/06/massive-infestation
2. The PCA-SAGIP-UPLB Syndicate
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/06/pca-uplb
3. Replies to PCA-SAGIP Statements
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/pcas-reply
4. Did PCA-SAGIP receive allowances from chemical firm?
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/accupressure
5. 100k San Pablo Coco Trees Chemicalized by PCA-SAGIP
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/pca-sagip-chem
6. This article. ‘UPLB Mafia’ behind Coco-Chem?
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2014/07/uplb-mafia

 

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MEDITATION AND PRAYER – A TRILOGY
 
the people who walked in darkness
have seen a radiant light
on those in the land of gloom
You have smashed the yoke that burden them
the whip of the slave master
 
Isaiah 8:23-9:3 excerpts

 

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seek first His kingdom and His justice
and all things shall be granted you
fret not about tomorrow
for tomorrow takes care of itself
living for the day is its own evil

 

Matthew 6:33-34, excerpts

 

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they departed in tears
but I shall console and guide them
I shall lead them to brooks on level ground
so that none shall stumble
for I am the Lord God of all

 

Jeremiah 31:8-9, excerpts

 

Stories of terminal cancer healings
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2008/09/archive07-e-books-and-healing-stories/

 

amdg
eastwind journals17 Jul 2014 03:00 am

bibliography and research data on neonicotinoids

Bibliography and Research Data on neonicotinoids
 
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By Bernie Lopez
eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

Send to friends –
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neonicotinoids used in midwest USA

Midwest USGS study on neo
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3941#.U9PlK7FnCGU
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3941
 
Introduction.

 

A neonicotinoid brand name Starkle is now being used to contain a coconut tree infestation by the Coconut Scale Insect (CSI). The Philippines has about 170 million production coconut trees, minus the 33 million Yolanda or Haiyan destroyed, and minus the 2.1 million infected by the CSI.

 

Colony collapse disorder
http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
EU ban
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/about/intheworks/ccd-european-ban.html
EU ban 2
http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/neonicotinoid-pesticides-are-a-huge
global moratorium syngenta bayer
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/15/ban-neonicotinoids-another-silent-spring-pesticide-moratorium
“Worldwide contamination, indiscriminately wiping out wild animals, including those on which farming depends: these are the findings of an analysis of 800 scientific papers,”

 

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonicotinoid
“The neonicotinoid imidacloprid is currently the most widely used insecticide in the world.[3] The neonicotinoid family includes acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, nitenpyram, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam.”
Eight neonicotinoids from different companies are currently on the market.[8]
Name
Company
Products
Turnover in million US$ (2009)
Imidacloprid
Bayer CropScience
Confidor, Admire, Gaucho, Advocate
1,091
Thiamethoxam
Syngenta
Actara, Platinum, Cruiser
627
Clothianidin
Sumitomo Chemical/Bayer CropScience
Poncho, Dantosu, Dantop
439
Acetamiprid
Nippon Soda
Mospilan, Assail, ChipcoTristar
276
Thiacloprid
Bayer CropScience
Calypso
112
Dinotefuran
Mitsui Chemicals
Starkle, Safari, Venom
79
Sulfoxaflor
Dow Agrosciences
Transform, Closer
N/A
Nitenpyram
Sumitomo Chemical
Capstar, Bestguard
8
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“Most neonicotinoids are water-soluble and break down slowly in the environment, so they can be taken up by the plant and provide protection from insects as the plant grows. During the late 1990s this class of pesticides, primarily imidacloprid, became widely used. Beginning in the early 2000s, two other neonicotinoids, clothianidin and thiamethoxam entered the market. Currently, virtually all corn that is planted in the Midwestern United States is treated with one of these two insecticides (and various fungicides). Most soybean seeds are treated with a neonicotinoid insecticide, usually thiamethoxam.”
ERGO RESIDES IN ENVI LONG TERM, AND SPREADS EASILY AS WATER SOLUBLE. USED IN MIDWESTERN US CORN, SOYBEAN – TO BLAME FOR CANCER EPIDEMIC USA.
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US EPA grants conditional reg while under review, can take 15 years
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WAR BETWEEN CHEMICALS AND ENVI
“The study was supported by COPA-COGECA, the European Seed Association and the European Crop Protection Association, and financed by neonicotinoid manufacturers Bayer CropScience and Syngenta. The report looked at the short- and medium-term impacts of a complete ban of all neonicotinoids on agricultural and total value added (VA) and employment, global prices, land use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the first year, agricultural and total VA would decline by €2.8 and €3.8 billion, respectively. The greatest losses would be in wheat, maize and rapeseed in the UK, Germany, Romania and France. 22,000 jobs would be lost, primarily in Romania and Poland, and agricultural incomes would go down by 4.7%. In the medium-term (5-year ban), losses would amount to €17 billion in VA, and 27,000 jobs. The greatest income losses would affect the UK, while most jobs losses would occur in Romania. Following a ban, the lowered production would induce more imports of agricultural commodities into the EU. Agricultural production outside the EU would expand by 3.3 million hectares, leading to additional emissions of 600 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.[37]
When the report was released, a spokesperson for the Soil Association, which has been working to ban neonicotinoids in the UK, commented that since the report was funded by Bayer Crop Sciences and Syngenta, “it was probably unlikely to conclude that neonicotinoids should be banned”. The spokesperson further stated: “On the one hand, the chemical companies say we risk the additional costs to farmers amounting to £630 million. On the other, the possible cost of losing pollinating insects is thought to be worth three times as much (£1.8 billion*) to UK farmers.”[38]
Dinotefurn
http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/chem_search/reg_actions/registration/fs_PC-044312_01-Sep-04.pdf
“The endocrine system refers to the collection of glands of an organism that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system to be carried toward a distant target organ. The major endocrine glands include the pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, gastrointestinal tract and adrenal glands.”

 

Endocrine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endocrine_system

 

US EPA REVIEW OF DINO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinotefuran
“Its mechanism of action involves disruption of the insect’s nervous system … In order to avoid harming beneficial insects such as bees, it should not be applied during bloom … In July of 2013, the state of Oregon temporarily restricted the use of dinotefuran pending the results of an investigation into a large bee kill.”
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“In March 2012, the Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network, Beyond Pesticides and a group of beekeepers filed an Emergency Petition with the EPA asking the agency to suspend the use of clothianidin. The agency denied the petition.[17] In March 2013, the US EPA was sued by the same group, with the Sierra Club and the Center for Environmental Health joining, which accused the agency of performing inadequate toxicity evaluations and allowing insecticide registration based on inadequate studies.[17][18] The case, Ellis et al v. Bradbury et al, was stayed as of October 2013.[19]

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