The Most Massive Poisoning of the Environment in the History of Humanity
Press Release February 18, 2019:
TomatoFest Reports Loss of Honeybees and Insect Species Worldwide Threatens to Compromise the Food Chain and Foretells a Catastrophic Collapse of Nature's Ecosystems.
Stripes of wildflowers across farm fields could cut pesticide spraying.
The stripy fields have been planted across England as part of a trial to boost the natural predators of pests that attack cereal crops.
Response to this article by Tom Theobald:
Might work in England, but doubtful. Even more doubtful in the U.S.. Researcher Jonathan Lundgren in South Dakota planted flowering buffer strips around organic fields and conventionally treated fields. What he found was that both were contaminated with neonicotinoids at the same levels. What they don't want the public to know is that the soil and groundwater all across the U.S. is poisoned at toxic levels. Planting more flowers may produce more killing fields rather than healthy habitat. Remember, the toxic equivalent of 400 billion pounds of DDT, every year, year after year.
Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'.
Tom Theobald says "I've been fighting these pesticide wars for 44 years and we are much worse off today than we were when I began beekeeping in 1975. The last go round with the neonicotinoids has put me out of business.
We are up against a well ordered criminal enterprise that has captured the government and the regulatory agencies created to protect us. I think in addition to educating the public we must deal with the criminality of what is going on with all these chemicals. Lower level employees who are carrying out the corporate decisions in violation of their own professional ethics should be demoted or removed from their jobs. The higher level decision makers should be prosecuted for their criminal conduct. We need to tie last week's blockbuster report on the massive decline of insect life to the massive poisoning of the environment and everything in it. Loss of habitat, industrial farming, da da da da da . All these play a role, but the fundamental underlying cause is the chemicals. Neonicotinoids are the major player. Even in this important report they muddy the water by putting pesticides under a broader and more vague category of 'pollution'. As a start I think we need to make a public issue of whether or not the chemical mafia and its made men in the regulatory agencies should be charged under RICO. For those of you who aren?t familiar with RICO:
"The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization."
Unless we get to the root cause of these problems we will all be long gone before anything changes. All this death and destruction is driven by an economic system that considers profit as the paramount objective with complete disregard for the consequences. In my view the corporate shield does not protect individuals from criminal prosecution who knowingly make decisions which will bring death and disability to millions of people.