If you follow a particular issue that has meaning to you, do you get the feeling that a never-ending stream of studies is the preferred route of action? Yet another report by university researcher, Nigel Raine, on the risk of extinction of bees is once again putting the blame on the pesticide class known as neonicotinoids. One unfortunate result is that Bumblebee queens are 26% less likely to lay eggs.
We need bees. They do not exist to sting you but as this article in the National Post points out:
Bees are crucial to agriculture. Published reports suggest about a third of the crops eaten by humans depend on insect pollination, with bees responsible for about 80 per cent of that figure.
How many studies are necessary for the tipping point to ensure and actual action is taken? Those who have other concerns and causes of interest, likely find similar patterns. Why?
No blog post next week; I'll be on vacation.