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Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides
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Posted on 03/16/2012 7:27:42 AM PDT by nuconvert

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To: Calvin Locke
One of the other theories was that it was the Chinese-made hives and replacement parts, that is, the “wrong” plastic, as in toxic-to-bees was used.

Mielenime!

51 posted on 03/16/2012 10:20:16 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: dead
No natural mystery is ever considered truly solved until a solution that blames man is identified.

Very true, and well said. I might like to borrow that for a tagline one of these days, if you wouldn't mind?

52 posted on 03/16/2012 10:26:11 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
Monsanto: 'There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of GM foods in humans'

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

53 posted on 03/16/2012 10:27:42 AM PDT by opentalk
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bttt


54 posted on 03/16/2012 10:58:36 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: nuconvert

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.


55 posted on 03/16/2012 11:06:00 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: nuconvert

Insecticide kills bugs? Go figure!


56 posted on 03/16/2012 11:09:49 AM PDT by TitansAFC (Newt-torum can broker 1144 delegates in August - THEY CAN DO IT!!!)
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To: nuconvert

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.


57 posted on 03/16/2012 11:10:08 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Lauren BaRecall
They have to feel threatened before they’ll sting.

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.

58 posted on 03/16/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: opentalk
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

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.

59 posted on 03/16/2012 11:16:19 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Aussiebabe

Also, it seems someone forgot to tell the bees that they are supposed to be “collapsing.”

According to USDA, USA honey production (million lbs)

2006 154.9
2007 148.5
2008 160.8
2009 146.4
2010 175.9
2011 160.0

Seems rather “CCD” is some sort of propoganda that either benefits the enviromental movement, or the honey producers, or both.


60 posted on 03/16/2012 11:19:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Talisker

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 ...


61 posted on 03/16/2012 11:28:04 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Sorry for the typo’s, this stuff really pisses me off


62 posted on 03/16/2012 11:29:12 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: opentalk

Oh please....spare me the Monsanto propoganda.


63 posted on 03/16/2012 12:14:07 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: PGR88; Aussiebabe; All
Also, it seems someone forgot to tell the bees that they are supposed to be “collapsing.”
According to USDA, USA honey production (million lbs)
2006 154.9
2006 154.9
2007 148.5
2008 160.8
2009 146.4
2010 175.9
2011 160.0
Seems rather “CCD” is some sort of propoganda that either benefits the enviromental movement, or the honey producers, or both.


You need to go back further in time:

1987 235.4
1988 222.8
1989 180.6
1990 221.7
1991 230.6
1992 218.2

64 posted on 03/16/2012 12:16:46 PM PDT by khelus
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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?


65 posted on 03/16/2012 12:46:37 PM PDT by PGR88
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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.


66 posted on 03/16/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT by khelus
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To: houeto

Maybe that bee was disoriented. IIRC, bees are back in the hive by sundown. (Willing to be corrected.) How horrible for your wife!


67 posted on 03/16/2012 2:57:28 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: 9YearLurker

Typical far leftist thinking.


68 posted on 03/16/2012 8:16:26 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: 9YearLurker

Typical far leftist thinking.


69 posted on 03/16/2012 8:16:38 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe

Sorry, but Monsanto is one of the few truly evil corporations on the planet. Perhaps you work for them.


70 posted on 03/17/2012 2:25:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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