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    It mentioned Phil Mcanespie as former SBA president
    who is it now then ?
    Behind the curve as always me

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Drone Ranger View Post
    It mentioned Phil Mcanespie as former SBA president
    who is it now then ?
    DR - if you join us at the ESBA meetings I'll tell you.

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    LOL! Don't tell DR, but we're planning visiting his site for one of our summer excursions next year <that winking thing means I'm kidding, DR>
    Last edited by gavin; 18-08-2015 at 05:27 PM.

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    Pretty much every scientific journal is owned by Elsevier. You'll find a few board members from pesticide producers are also on Elsevier's board.
    It's the same in human medicine Smith gkaxo Kline's ex ceo was also ethics ceo for Elsevier's " British medical journal". Of course there's an agenda.

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    What are you saying - that Lu's excellent work had to go to a diddy journal because of the widespread conspiracy in the scientific press?!

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    A lot of bee research including the pesticide research gets published in PLOS
    If the science does not support a preconceived position the next step is often to invoke a conspiracy theory involving Big Ag, Big Pharma blah blah blah.
    Very lazy thinking imho.

    Lu is feted by the anti pesticide campaign groups even though his work is demonstrably complete rubbish whereas serious work get written off as a conspiracy between science and vested interests.

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    I noticed this article on Trinity news and Events from April 2015 that bees showed a preference for food which contained pesticides: when the bees were given a choice between sugar solution, and sugar solution containing neonicotinoids, they chose the neonicotinoid-laced food. Professor of Botany and prinnciple investigator at the school of natural sciences Jane Stout said:
    http://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articl...3#.VT4mb5O3G4c

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    One of the folk involved in that study did a presentation on the work at the UBKA conference last March.
    Interesting indeed.
    Gavin was there.

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    Well, as we're back on the neonic trail...

    Apicultural Conference Tackles Neonic Issue: ABJ Extra News, August 20, 2015

    http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...e&e=57f94334d8

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