I stumbled across this article about global bee population decline recently and thought most of you would find this interesting. There have been a couple of studies published recently linking bee population decline with neonicotinoid insecticides. This is a prime example of why proper stewardship of our chemical tools is so essential. The agricultural industry, on a global level, needs chemical tools to produce crops free of insects, disease, and weeds that will yield at a level capable of feeding the ever growing world population. Chemical labeling restrictions, REI, and PHI all have a purpose that may seem small or unimportant at times but, as described by the butterfly effect, it's the ripples that do the real harm.