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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Banning pesticides could cause more problems for honeybees
October 03, 2013 05:54 PM | 6422 views | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Several [recent] issues of the Neighbor contained letters decrying loss of honey bees and urging legislation to ban pesticides.

This is a complex subject and banning pesticides could be a disaster like the banning of DDT which caused deaths of many millions due to malaria. A detailed examination of the bee problem is given in the article “To Bee or Not To Bee” by Paul Driessen found at this link (

Beware of false prophets. Asking politicians to pass bad legislation may produce your wish.

James H. Rust

Retired nuclear engineering professor and Buckhead resident

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