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Friday, September 04, 2015

Monsanto Wants to Replace the Bees They Are Killing with Genetically Engineered Flying Ants

Ecologists refer to bees and a few other select organisms as keystone species. This term is analogous to the keystone of an arch. Remove the wedge-shaped stone at the top, and the entire structure collapses.

Bees are a keystone species because they are the world’s primary pollinators and are therefore crucial to the environment. While Monsanto claims bees only pollinate about a third of the world’s crops, others estimate their contribution to be closer to 90%. But the startling decline of the bee population isn’t just threatening our crops, it is also threatening varied and diverse wild plants across the globe that provide food for countless animal species. If we lose the bees, the loss to our ecosystems will be catastrophic.



Anonymous said...

"...Monsanto claims bees only pollinate about a third of the world’s crops..."

ONLY a third of the world's crops?
Remove a third of the world's agricultural food supply and the devastation will be apocalyptic. We're not talking about a scenario equivalent to only eating two meals each day instead of three. Billions will starve. Food will be rationed worldwide. Massive human migrations will occur. Borders will be defended. Governments will collapse.
ONLY a third of the world's crops? That's the kind of thinking that has come to be expected from Monsanto.

Anonymous said...

From the web:
"There aren’t any plans to replace honeybees with genetically modified ants.

That claim surfaced on the fake news website World News Daily Report and quickly went viral on social media sites. Taken out of context, many believed that fake news report was real."

Anonymous said...

GMO - what could go wrong? -----

Like a plague of locusts resembling horses with crowned human faces, women's hair, lions' teeth, wings, iron breast-plates, and a tail with a scorpion's stinger that torments for five months

Anonymous said...

Kill the bees and make terminator seeds and we will have to rely solely on the government to feed us.