Thanks for bringing this issue to light. It will definitely influence where I buy plants. It always amazes me how lax the U.S. is on environmental issues, such as signing the global warming treaty. A cousin in Europe chided me about that treaty, that "we" hadn't signed it, and about the apparent low priority and/or disinterest our government places on environmental issues. It seems that only when things become extremely dire is anything done. Not a good role model. Why isn't the public asked what they want, instead of a handful of people making earth changing decisions that will affect everyone and all creatures?
I was reading several years ago about how the majority of electrical cars produced years prior, were flattened and in junkyards before having ever been used. When the cost of gas went down, people went back to gas guzzlers. Short sighted, a "live for today-don't worry about tomorrow" mentality, I don't understand it.
I'm very saddened at the plight of the bee and all insect life. Do you think that GMO crops and their consequences is also killing and weakening bees?