Say no to Monsanto Products including GMO’s as it kills the pollinators and our birds. ..
Well,well tricky Monsanto…Buy certain companies and you have power over the research results of your own products….And Mr and Mrs average belief the results because there is a title in front of the researchers…(well trained society members..)
Best is to stop pesticides all together and to create natural living space which will attract birds that will eat the insects that destroy our plants and bees will multiply again…Of course the odd human bird hunter and poacher must also be stopped…Otherwise its a dead end for us humans…
While Monsanto isn’t the only culprit, there are many reasons to Bee Against Monsanto. Our Busy Bees have compiled some information below. Bee sure to Share it with your friends!
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“Monsanto hosted their first so-called Honey Bee Health Summit last week” in an effort to put on a PR friendly face and ‘Bee-wash’ their company’s likely role in Colony Collapse Disorder.
It seems that “the pesticide industry has focused a large proportion of its attention on the varroa mite. ..an easy distraction… subverting any blame for the widespread pesticide products.
There is a correlation… between the introduction of neonicotinoid pesticides on the market and bee die-offs.”
“Last year, almost a third of honeybee colonies were lost to the colony collapse…” — http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682672/what-really-happened-at-monsantos-bee-conference
“In late September of last year, Monsanto acquired Beeologics… Monsanto now has control of research that has previously pointed at its pesticides for contributing to – if not outright causing – a sharp decline in bee populations.
Prior to the acquisition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture looked to Beeologics as its top resource for bee research.”
“..research by the USDA and University of Maryland links pesticides to Colony Collapse Disorder… research also suggests that fungicide plays a similarly large role in bee deaths.
The average pollen sample contained nine different pesticides and fungicides, though one test was found to include 21 such chemicals… researchers gave pesticide-laden pollen to healthy bees and found they were no longer able to withstand infections. .. when fungicides were present in pollen, bees were three times as likely to succumb to parasitic infection. This discovery is important because… fungicides are not regulated…
According to USDA, one in three bites of food we eat is the direct or indirect result of bee pollination.”
“Nimbus Discovery LLC, a Cambridge biotechnology company focusing on previously inaccessible disease targets, will collaborate with Monsanto Co. to develop broad-spectrum fungicides… the Nimbus-Monsantocollaboration, it is expected to focus on fungal infections such as rusts, leaf spots, and blights…”
“Acceleron® Insecticide Seed Treatment Products include imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, that provides above ground protection from early season insect pests, such as bean leaf beetle (BLB), and soybean aphids (SBA), and below ground protection from seed corn maggot, wireworm, and white grub.” -http://www.aganytime.com/Soybeans/Pages/Article.aspx?name=Benefits_of_Soybean_Seed_Treatment&fields=article&article=438
It also contains Bayer’s brand of clothianadin (neonicotinoid) Poncho/Votivo. – http://www.aganytime.com/asgrow/Plant/PublishingImages/seven_day_plant_table.gif
Monsanto even has a solution should we loose our Bees:
“Monsanto’s Robotic bees are being programmed to pollinate flowers, live in hives and do a few other ‘not so bee-like’ bee-haviors… Owned by none other than the biotech monster, Monsanto, I am not sure all intentions ought to be trusted. Apparently, these robo-insects will be completely autonomous as well as wireless, weighing less than 10 grams and no bigger than a paperclip.” — http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2013/06/21/colony-collapse-disorder-no-problem-thanks-to-the-good-folks-at-monsanto/