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April 26, 2012

Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

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Blamed for Bee Col­lapse, Mon­santo Buys Lead­ing Bee Research Firm

Anthony Guc­cia­rdi 
Nat­u­ral­So­ci­ety
April 19, 2012

Mon­santo, the mas­sive biotech­nol­ogy com­pany being blamed for con­tribut­ing to the dwin­dling bee pop­u­la­tion, has bought up one of the lead­ing bee col­lapse research orga­ni­za­tions. Recently banned from Poland with one of the pri­mary rea­sons being that the company’s genet­i­cally mod­i­fied corn may be dev­as­tat­ing the dying bee pop­u­la­tion, it is evi­dent that Mon­santo is under seri­ous fire for their role in the down­fall of the vital insects. It is there­fore quite appar­ent why Mon­santo 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 advan­ta­geous 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 Cen­sky, chief exec­u­tive offi­cer of the Amer­i­can Soy­bean Asso­ci­a­tion, states it quite plainly. It was a move to help Mon­santo and other biotech­nol­ogy giants squash com­pe­ti­tion and make prof­its. After all, who cares about pub­lic 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.

 

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4 Comments »

  1. Thank you, thank you for help­ing to keep us informed and guid­ing us to pos­i­tive, healthy choices. I pray that wis­dom spreads around the globe on issues such as this.

    Comment by Susan Steele — April 26, 2012 @ 8:40 PM

  2. Oh thank you Susan, bless­ings of health, peace and love to you! Patricia.

    Comment by admin — April 27, 2012 @ 9:34 AM

  3. Your arti­cle was excel­lent and dis­turb­ing as it should be. I would not have thought that Mon­santo would go to such lengths to try to cover up what they are doing to the health of this planet and peo­ple. I first read about Mon­santo and the effects their prod­ucts have on the envi­ron­ment in Mother Earth News a few years ago. That one arti­cle was enough to make me go organic as a gar­dener. I am still amazed at the peo­ple that refuse to do stop using prod­ucts that cause so much dev­as­ta­tion. My gar­den is alive with bees in the sum­mer and it makes me hope­ful that if enough peo­ple wise up and start becom­ing stew­ards of this planet, that per­haps the bees will make a come back. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Angela Ray — May 22, 2012 @ 9:47 PM

  4. Oh thank you Angela. This arti­cle was not writ­ten by me, but it reflects my sen­ti­ments on Mon­santo and I wanted to get the word out. Bless­ing of Health, Peace and Love, Patricia.

    Comment by admin — May 23, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

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