Blamed for Bee Col¬≠lapse, Mon¬≠santo Buys Lead¬≠ing Bee Research Firm
Mon¬≠santo, the mas¬≠sive biotech¬≠nol¬≠ogy com¬≠pany being blamed for con¬≠tribut¬≠ing to the dwin¬≠dling bee pop¬≠u¬≠la¬≠tion, has bought up one of the lead¬≠ing bee col¬≠lapse research orga¬≠ni¬≠za¬≠tions. Recently banned from Poland with one of the pri¬≠mary rea¬≠sons being that the company‚Äôs genet¬≠i¬≠cally mod¬≠i¬≠fied corn may be dev¬≠as¬≠tat¬≠ing the dying bee pop¬≠u¬≠la¬≠tion, it is evi¬≠dent that Mon¬≠santo is under seri¬≠ous fire for their role in the down¬≠fall of the vital insects. It is there¬≠fore quite appar¬≠ent why Mon¬≠santo bought one of the largest bee research firms on the planet.
It can be found in pub¬≠lic com¬≠pany reports hosted on main¬≠stream media that Mon¬≠santo scooped up the Bee¬≠o¬≠log¬≠ics firm back in Sep¬≠tem¬≠ber 2011. Dur¬≠ing this time the cor¬≠re¬≠la¬≠tion between Monsanto‚Äôs GM crops and the bee decline was not explored in the main¬≠stream, and in fact it was hardly touched upon until Pol¬≠ish offi¬≠cials addressed the seri¬≠ous con¬≠cern amid the mon¬≠u¬≠men¬≠tal ban. Own¬≠ing a major orga¬≠ni¬≠za¬≠tion that focuses heav¬≠ily on the bee col¬≠lapse and is rec¬≠og¬≠nized by the USDA for their mis¬≠sion state¬≠ment of ‚Äúrestor¬≠ing bee health and pro¬≠tect¬≠ing the future of insect pol¬≠li¬≠na¬≠tion‚ÄĚ
could be very advan¬≠ta¬≠geous for Monsanto.
In fact, Bee¬≠l¬≠og¬≠ics‚Äô com¬≠pany infor¬≠ma¬≠tion states that the pri¬≠mary goal of the firm is to study the very col¬≠lapse dis¬≠or¬≠der that is thought to be a result ‚ÄĒ at least in part ‚ÄĒ of Monsanto‚Äôs own creations.
What‚Äôs more, Bee¬≠l¬≠og¬≠ics is rec¬≠og¬≠nized by the USDA, the USDA-ARS, the media, and ‚Äėlead¬≠ing ento¬≠mol¬≠o¬≠gists‚Äô world¬≠wide. The USDA, of course, has a great rela¬≠tion¬≠ship with Mon¬≠santo. The gov¬≠ern¬≠ment agency has gone to great lengths to ensure that Monsanto‚Äôs finan¬≠cial gains con¬≠tinue to soar, going as far as to give the com¬≠pany spe¬≠cial speed approval for their newest genet¬≠i¬≠cally engi¬≠neered seed vari¬≠eties. It turns out that Mon¬≠santo was not get¬≠ting quick enough approval for their crops, which have been linked to severe organ dam¬≠age and other sig¬≠nif¬≠i¬≠cant health concerns.
Steve Cen¬≠sky, chief exec¬≠u¬≠tive offi¬≠cer of the Amer¬≠i¬≠can Soy¬≠bean Asso¬≠ci¬≠a¬≠tion, states it quite plainly. It was a move to help Mon¬≠santo and other biotech¬≠nol¬≠ogy giants squash com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠tion and make prof¬≠its. After all, who cares about pub¬≠lic health?
It appears that when Mon¬≠santo can¬≠not answer for their envi¬≠ron¬≠men¬≠tal dev¬≠as¬≠ta¬≠tion, they buy up a com¬≠pany that may poten¬≠tially be their ‚Äėexperts‚Äô in deny¬≠ing any¬†link between their crops and¬† bee decline.