In (the May 23) paper, the article on a large number of bee deaths in the 47th and Edison area is portrayed a bit like, ‘‘gee whiz, where could these bees have gotten the poison from?‘‘ Everyone in the area ed denies any responsibility.
One clue: there are pyramids of Round-Up containers, containing the neonicotinoids likely to have caused their deaths, about a mile and a half away at Home Depot. I try to avoid shopping there (for many reasons), but when I do, it is disheartening, to say the least, to see the vast amount of pesticides, et al., on sale there. Inevitably, someone in line in front of you is proudly toting a container of Round Up, ready to buy. What to do to educate those who need enlightening?
Why more people don‘t “get it‘‘ is light years beyond me. Neonicotinoids being responsible for bee pollinator deaths has been written about for half a decade or more. The obvious solution is a ban on their sale, nationwide, as is the case in more forward-thinking countries. Not likely with the current administration. If you read this, don‘t buy any more Round Up or pesticides with neonics, please. You‘re killing the bees that pollinate your food.