Skip to comments.Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides
Posted on 03/16/2012 7:27:42 AM PDT by nuconvert
What was killing all those honeybees in recent years? New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds.
The study, titled "Assessment of the Environmental Exposure of Honeybees to Particulate Matter Containing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Coming from Corn Coated Seeds," was published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science & Technology journal, and provides insight into colony collapse disorder.
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Very true, and well said. I might like to borrow that for a tagline one of these days, if you wouldn't mind?
Monsanto, safety of GMOs have not been tested on humans
From Monsato web site
.. There is no need to test the safety of DNA introduced into GM crops. DNA (and resulting RNA) is present in almost all foods--the only exceptions being highly refined materials like oil or sugar from which all cell material has been removed. Thus, DNA is non-toxic and the presence of DNA, in and of itself, presents no hazard
Not too long ago I put a loaf of bread in a cuppboard that I don’t normally use much and promptly forgot about it.
A month later I noticed it. Rather than just chuck it I opened it for a look. No mold and not much different than a fresh loaf. Made a sandwich. Tasted fine. That should scare the hell out of you.
A month. Have grannie cook a loaf from scratch and see how long it lasts even when bagged. A few days tops before mold sets in.
The amount of preservatives in food today is staggering. the chemicals should save us from the need for embalming. And consider the flour of that home baked bread is made from GM crops to begin with...we are in deep poop. No way to avoid it.
Insecticide kills bugs? Go figure!
Seems more likely to be a disease of some kind owing to the ways the Bees are being moved around to strange environments and interacting with other bees.
That's what I had always thought too until one summer night. My wife and I were in the garage shooting pool at midnight. Out of nowhere a lone honeybee flew in went straight at her face and stung her. It was weird.
How utterly contemptuous and disingenuous. No one is worried about the fricking DNA molecule - the problem is waht that DNA molecule has created in the form of the object that is imitating food.
What Monsanto is saying is exactly equal to locking you into an electric chair, and then saying that arm movements are normal and completely harmless, in relation to the arm movement of the person throwing the switch.
And yeah, we ARE locked into an electric chair, and they ARE throwing the switch. Just try to get away from GM foods - you'll see how locked you are.
Also, it seems someone forgot to tell the bees that they are supposed to be “collapsing.”
According to USDA, USA honey production (million lbs)
Seems rather “CCD” is some sort of propoganda that either benefits the enviromental movement, or the honey producers, or both.
Agreed. Monsanto’s statement is utterly wreckless. While not used much anymore a gene gun (literally a 22 bullet) was used to shoot the concoction into a compound to form new random genes that would then be honed and studied and finally introduced into our food. These combinations could have never happened in nature, and in fact, were never done the same in the lab. That is why each batch of GMO corn has to be test, they are never the same, and testing theme is a joke, testing them for what exactly?
Gimme’ a break ...
Sorry for the typo’s, this stuff really pisses me off
Oh please....spare me the Monsanto propoganda.
2006 was the first year that “Colony Collapse” was proposed.
A decline over 25 years is just that - a decline, not a collapse.
You also need to look at yield per hive and the number of beekeepers. Yields are increasing, whereas the number of beekeepers is declining. After all, how many young people do you know who are studying beekeeping or planning on making it a profession?
2006 is the first year that there high enough reports of colony collapse to provoke concern. That does not indicate there was no colony collapse prior to 2006.
There have been documented limited reports of something resembling ‘colony collapse’ back to the 1800’s. What is not known is this a normal cyclical phenomenon, the result of factors not present in the 1800’s such as extensive pesticide use, new disease(s), stress from trucking the bees all over creation, Chinese manufactured hives, or perhaps a combination of factors.
You can thank ‘Free Trade’ and China’s special WTO accession agreement for the decline in bee keepers in the US.
Maybe that bee was disoriented. IIRC, bees are back in the hive by sundown. (Willing to be corrected.) How horrible for your wife!
Typical far leftist thinking.
Typical far leftist thinking.
Sorry, but Monsanto is one of the few truly evil corporations on the planet. Perhaps you work for them.
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