The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service quietly announced last summer they would ban the use of the most modern, safest, and most productive new pesticides and improved seeds in national wildlife refuges. This forces them to rely on agricultural techniques with more negative environmental impacts and undermines their conservation mission. Why did they do this? They bought into special interest propaganda and failed to test their prejudices against data and experience. The wildlife they sacrifice on the alter of political correctness will not thank them.