Neonics not the culprit after all?

No, we aren’t losing all of our honeybees. And neonicotinoid seed coatings aren’t driving their health problems—here’s why

Jon Entine | March 20, 2020

The Genetic Literacy Project is a corporate front group that was formerly funded by Monsanto. In a statement to HuffPost in September 2019, Bayer said that the company “no longer provides financial support” to the Genetic Literacy Project.

The Genetic Literacy Project is associated with the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) and the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA). Its executive director is Jon Entine who promotes GMOs. Bloomberg and The Progressive have reported that lawyers suing Monsanto state in court documents that companies funnel money to the Genetic Literacy Project in order to “shame scientists and highlight information helpful to Monsanto and other chemical producers.” In a report that examined corporate attacks on science, Congress found that to discredit the World Health Organization (WHO), Monsanto “turned to industry trade groups, such as CropLife and industry front groups, such as Genetic Literacy Project and Academics Review as platforms of support for industry spokespersons.”

This is is a typical misleading statement used by these organisations. Maybe seed coatings have nothing to do with bees but you can be sure neonicotinoids have everything to do with their health.
GrgD’s comments say it all.