Monday, 14 April 2008

Honey Bee Collapse Now Worse on West Coast

Q. IS THERE ANY MORE HARDER DATA LINKING THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS TO THE WEAKENING AND DISAPPEARANCE OF THE HONEY BEES?

A. Yes, that's certainly being looked at. In fact, I read an article the other day talking about some genetically modified crops that had the BT toxin in it (genetically modified crops with built-in pesticide) and they found that with the BT toxin, there are a couple of different toxins involved, and one toxin they found was actually opening up the cell walls of insects and animals to allow this second toxin in to affect it. So, we don't understand what we do - and places such as Monsanto.

So, we're going down a precarious path and we don't know everything. Unfortunately, we will make mistakes as human beings, but the repercussions as things grow and become more global and widespread is that the repercussions will be more severe and more dramatic.
http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1416&category=Environment

There is a real possibility that these Genetically Modified Crops, with insect repelling properties, are killing the bees. If true, big companies like Monsanto would certainly be trying to cover up any problems while continuing their work. Unfortunately mistakes such as these might be impossible to rectify once these toxic plants are out in the environment.

There is a potential for a global catastrophe here which is why all experimental work, of this sort, must be regulated on the assumption for the worst case scenario (ie. extensive decades long research in a sealed building/quarantined farm etc).


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 14th, 2008.]

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