Debate over the safety of aerial spraying

The issue of aerial spraying of agricultural pesticides has been controversial since it began and is the reason the Boulder County Beekeepers’ Association was formed in 1975. Earlier this month I circulated a story, Letter Says Aerial Application Safe Around Bees, that claimed the safety of aerial spraying for bees. It is short, read it as well as the comments. Then read the next story, Pesticide Drift, Sick Rural Residents Force Face-Off With Big Agriculture, which gives a much different view of aerial spraying. There are 8 pages of comments on the second article, try to read at least some of them because they are informative as well.

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