I have previously expressed my irritation at bug-related misinformation being spread by people who should know better. (you can revisit those old posts here and here.)
There is apparently another chain of lies being forged against the the strange but interesting cochineal bug. This time, Bug Girl of Bug Girl's Blog is trying to shine a light of truth on this particular rumor, and she has asked others to link to her post, the better to help dispell the needless fear and ignorance.
So there you go. Just doing my part to help promote education and awareness.