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Trump’s Top Environmental Adviser Says Pesticides Aren’t Bad for You

If you were hoping for more transparency under Trump’s America then think again. Leading the Environmental Protection Agency is Myron Ebell, a climate change denier.

The back-scratching nature of the government and the leaders of the countries wealthiest corporations is of course likely to continue, and probably get worse once the President of the United States in a man most famous for making money through business deals.

At the expense of the health of millions of Americans, Ebell is in charge of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a group whose aim it is to downplay how dangerous to our health and to the environment certain well known chemicals are.

If Ebell continues this line of thinking, then we can expect no help in the fight against poisonous pesticides that are rife in the food industry, all which exist to line the pockets of the company directors.

Neonicotinoids have been in the news recently, as they are being linked with the mass disappearance of certain species of bees, bees which we need to pollinate our plants and keep the food chain in it’s delicate balance. There is a wealth of evidence to support the argument that the bees are dying because they are being poisoned, but CEI completely denies that the bees are coming to harm from any chemical, and insists the government will not help in this cause. 

The EPA are currently testing chemicals produced by pesticide giants Syngenta and Bayer. One test result in January this year concluded that their chemical imidacloprid so harmful to bee colonies, that the agency “could potentially take action” to “restrict or limit the use” of the chemical by the end of this year. So far no action has been taken whatsoever.

They have also been testing atrazine, a chemical banned in Europe it mimics hormones and “produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife,” but again, the EPA are taking their time on whether or not this chemical is dangerous enough to ban in the US.

If you were in any doubt as to the close relationship between money making corporations and the government who is meant to be there to control them, in 2013 the CEI allowed the Washington Post to see who their biggest donors to the gala were that year. The big donators were petroleum, coal, and auto interests. Monsanto and Syngenta each gave $10,000, along with their trade group, the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

And I thought the government were meant to protect the public, not harm their health AND make money for the corporate giants who fund them.

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