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  • 00:26

    The Neonicotinoid View: Tom Theobald Discusses Sulfoxaflor

    in Environment

    Sulfoxaflor is a new systemic pesticide from the sulfamine family. While it is not a neonicotinoid, it is systemic pesticide that targets the same neural receptors as the neonicotinoids. Without any prior notice to beekeepers, the EPA announced in June 2012, that it would grant a section 18 (emergency permission to use an unregistered product) for use on cotton in four southern states: Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana. The EPA has recently announced the opening of the public comment period on sulfoxaflor. The EPA plans to grant sulfoxaflor a conditional registration despite many serious unresolved questions as to its safety and consequences not only for the honeybees but for the wider environment as well. Is this a repeat process, or lack thereof, regarding the neonicotinoid,  Clothianidin?
    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer talks to beekeeper and bee advocate, Tom Theobald about the controversy surrounding the conditional registration of this pesticide. Stay tuned!

  • 01:04

    Looking Back 2 Yrs Ago: Tom Theobald Discusses Clothianidin

    in Environment

    In this special encore edition of The Organic View Radio show, tune in to see how far we have come to understand the impact of neonicotinoids on pollinators. This is the very first interview with Tom Theobald who is a commercial beekeeper, honeybee health advocate and special guest co-host of The Neonicotinoid View Radio Show (which airs each Wednesday).
     
    More than 100 agricultural crops in the United States are pollinated by bees. Without them, life as we know it would cease to exist. Any fatal impact on the honeybee would create a monumental disaster. Clothianidin has been widely used as a seed treatment on many of the USA’s key crops (which include canola, soy, sunflowers, wheat and sugar beet crops) for eight growing seasons under a conditional registration granted while EPA waited for Bayer Crop Science, the pesticide’s maker, to conduct a field study assessing the insecticide’s threat to bee colony health. The EPA has moved from granting a conditional registration to full registration of this chemical just in time for the spring planting. Clothianidin is of the neonicotinoid family of systemic pesticides, which are taken up by a plant’s vascular system and expressed through pollen, nectar and gutation droplets from which bees then forage and drink. Scientists are concerned about the mix and cumulative effects of the multiple pesticides bees are exposed to in these ways. Neonicotinoids are of particular concern because they have cumulative, sublethal effects on insect pollinators that correspond to CCD symptoms – namely, neurobehavioral and immune system disruptions. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to Tom Theobald, commercial beekeeper, President and founding board member of the Boulder County Beekeepers' Association and guest co-host of The Neonicotinoid View Radio Show about the impact of this devastating chemical. Stay tuned! 

  • 00:30

    The Neonicotinoid View: Have Pollinator Health Issues Been Resolved?

    in Environment

    Almost a year ago, a Presidential Memorandum was issued in June requesting that all federal agencies work together to develop a cohesive plan for pollinator protection. Recently, it was reported that just over 40% of US Colonies had to be replaced last year which is interesting considering that commercial beekeepers reported losses approaching 90% over the course of the year. Has EPA and USDA created a resolution for protecting pollinators?


    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Michele Colopy, Program Director, Executive Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council. Stay tuned!


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  • 00:29

    Will Task Force Protect Pollinators Or Chemical Industry?

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    A Presidential Memorandum was issued requesting that all federal agencies work together to develop a cohesive plan for pollinator protection. It was stated, “The problem is serious and requires immediate attention to ensure the sustainability of our food production systems, avoid additional economic impact on the agricultural sector, and protect the health of the environment.” This was the memorandum issued last June. Bee populations continued declining as well as other pollinators such as the Monarch butterfly. On May 19th, it was announced that under the leadership of the U.S. EPA and USDA, the Task Force was releasing its Strategy, with 3 overarching goals: Reduce honey bee colony losses to economically sustainable levels; Increase monarch butterfly numbers to protect the annual migration; and Restore or enhance millions of acres of land for pollinators through combined public and private action.


    As we continue our special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Larissa Walker, the Pollinator Campaign Director and a policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety about this new strategy. Stay tuned! 


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  • 00:30

    The Neonicotinoid View: Do USDA Scientists Need Protection?

    in Science

    Are USDA scientists under attack for doing their job? What exactly is the USDA Scientific Integrity Policy? How secure are jobs held by scientists that are employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture when it comes to conducting research that threatens Big Ag? In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Stay tuned!


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  • 00:24

    The Neonicotinoid View: Larry Warnberg Discusses Oyster Farming & Neonics

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald will talk to oyster farmer, Larry Warnberg about the recent decision to grant oyster farmers in Washington’s Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor area to use the water soluble toxic chemical imidacloprid. Stay tuned! 


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  • 01:00

    Tom Theobald: The Purdue Study On Systemic Pesticides

    in Environment

     
    There is a growing body of evidence from both science and practical experience that the systemic pesticides are having a disastrous effect not only on honeybees and other pollinators but are wreaking wide-spread damage to the environment. Anyone who is not familiar with these systemic pesticides makes light of the issue at hand. However, as more credible information is published it is more difficult for the devastation caused by these chemicals to be ignored.
    There is a study which has been conducted by Purdue scientists about the role of systemic pesticides in bee losses which will soon be published in PLoS ONE (The Public Library of Science (PLoS) which is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.)
    Tom Theobald, President and founding board member of the Boulder County Beekeepers' Association has been working towards getting the registration process of these systemic pesticides reformed.  Tom is also the owner of the Niwot Honey Farm. Tom was the last County Bee Inspector in the state of Colorado, a position created in 1891 and retired in 2000.

  • 00:28

    The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz 04-16-2015

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, discuss current events and news about neonicotinoids. Some of the topics for this evening’s show will include a discussion about whether or not Lowe’s decision to phase out products treated with neonicotinoids really is a victory, a recent study from the University of Maryland on imidacloprid, neonicotinoids on social media, why 100 young leaders from across the globe are meeting in Australia to discuss how to feed a hungry planet, a future with GMO’s and more! Stay tuned!


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  • 00:31

    The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, discuss current events and news about neonicotinoids. Some of the topics for this evening’s show will include the recent National Academy of Sciences webinar on Genetically Engineered Crops: Past Experience and Future Prospects, new threats to wild bees, Hawaii’s new “Right To Know” pesticide disclosure law, Wyoming Food Freedom Act, industry’s continuing efforts to distort facts about neonicotinoids and more! Stay tuned!


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  • 00:27

    The Neonicotinoid View: Water Quality Issues In Iowa

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, will talk to commercial beekeeper and bee advocate, Ivan Rickers about water quality concerns in Iowa. Stay tuned!


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  • 00:31

    The Neonicotinoid View: Is The Media Manipulating Pesticide Research?

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, talk to Dr Dave Goulson, Professor of Bumblebee Ecology and Conservation at the University of Sussex will talk about his reanalysis of a FERA field studr titled, “Neonicotinoids impact bumblebee colony fitness in the field; a reanalysis of the UK’s Food & Environment Research Agency 2012 experiment.” Stay tuned!


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