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The U.S. Bans GMOs, Bee-Killing Pesticides in All Wildlife Refuges

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posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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The U.S. Bans GMOs, Bee-Killing Pesticides in All Wildlife Refuges
This will happen by January 2016.




The U.S. government is creating a safe place for bees in national wildlife refuges by phasing out the use of genetically modified crops and an agricultural pesticide implicated in the mass die-off of pollinators.




The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System manages 150 million acres across the country. By January 2016, the agency will ban the use of neonicotinoids, widely used nerve poisons that a growing number of scientific studies have shown are harmful to bees, birds, mammals, and fish. Neonicotinoids, also called neonics, can be sprayed on crops, but most often the seeds are coated with the pesticide so that the poison spreads throughout every part of the plant as it grows, including the pollen and nectar that pollinators such as bees and butterflies eat.


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GMOs have not been linked directly to the bee die-off. But the dominance of GMO crops has led to the widespread use of pesticides such as neonicotinoids and industrial farming practices that biologists believe are harming other pollinators, such as the monarch butterfly.


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and from earlier -takepart.com- Image also from source.

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Kinda shocked. Is there more to this? It's a good move, of course, despite as most know the relations between mainly Monsanto(including other companies as well) and the Government, the question should still be asked: When will people's ingestion of GMOs be questioned whether it's healthy or not as wildlife concerns are brought up?

What say you ATS?
I know it's a heated subject but due to incidents in other threads I will ask for manners included in replies.
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posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:25 PM
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They won't ban the stuff unless there is real evidence to back it. This means there is real evidence. I would say they have found something else out, it is not only about the bees in the case of the GMOs. Something that is causing harm to animals.

But don't worry, just because it hurts all the animals doesn't mean it is going to hurt humans or the livestock we feed it to. It is perfectly safe to humans because we must be more evolved than the other animals.
Maybe evolved is the wrong word, it should be involved. Humans are involved in creating unnatural foods so we have to eat what we create.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:27 PM
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Whats the point of "Wildlife Refuges" when pollen from gmo crops can spread for thousands of miles on the wind? will it not polute the refuges?

Much better to ban Monsatan.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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Good.

Now ban Monsanto. Everywhere.

This planet doesn't need them.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

That is a good point, we really do not need the foods they are creating. You have to bring it down to basics, their charges actually bring up the price of the product farmers buy. Organic products would fetch a better price in this country. They have brainwashed people to think their product is better, it is only better in their own minds.

Monsanto did not get rid of the mildly toxic effects of their products, they just made it so you have to buy their product.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:39 PM
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Its good that even something is being done to safe wildlife in US. The problem is that almost 85% of food has GMO in it in US but an average joe doesn´t know this as there is no transparent labeling when it comes to food.
Land is allready poisened and only few independent farmers use traditional seeds which also are in danger because of pollen contamination from Monsanto plants.
There is a great document "GMO OMG" if you get a chance to see it

here is the trailer

and long interview of the documentary maker


Situation in US is very sad and quite frankly i can´t see how could they save the land and wildlife to the state it suppose to be.
Funny thing is that Monsanto owns you, you eat the food which has gene copyright written in it. This what they do now to safe bees is a start but its very small start. You can´t sue Monsanto as Obama signed Monsanto Protection Act!
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posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: dollukka

Yeah, we are stuck with this here, try not to let it happen over here. Our land is so poisoned from the corn used to make fuel that it can't be used for fifty years to grow anything we eat. If they prove roundup is very bad for us and ban planting food on the lands it was used on, we are in major trouble. I did some research on Roundup and it is not harmless as most people think. The testing guidelines are flawed. Now using it once isn't bad, but using it for many years is not good.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake
It makes me wonder about the motive. Can it be because
all the national refuges have been handed over to the UN;
and the Big Boys don't want their biosphere polluted?
On paper, it's their garden now.
Although I have to side with VoidHawk: it doesn't make sense
to prohibit the stuff when it's being used next door, and
will blow over anyway...
edit on 3-8-2014 by derfreebie because: Just made a new word for Satan + Stuff.. typo NM



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

Here's the actual memo..

www.centerforfoodsafety.org...

Can't see where they say GMO crops are harmful, can you?

Pesticides are, obviously, but it seems as though their motivation behind this is more about getting rid of agricultural practices in natural environments.

They even say they'll use GMO crops and pesticides if need be, depending on the situation.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: AlphaHawk

GMO plants like Corn has the insecticide inside the plant..

If you haven’t been paying attention to your food lately, biotechnology giants such as Monsanto thank you for that. Because behind your back, they’ve succeeded in replacing 86% of US corn with their patented insecticide-producing “frankencorn”.
The industry name for this is “Bt corn” and the insecticide is actually produced inside the plant, so it is impossible to wash it off. This is accomplished by inserting genes from the bacteria Bacillus Thuringiensis into the corn.



Scientists from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, proved the validity of these concerns when they detected the insecticidal protein, Cry1Ab, circulating in the blood of both pregnant and non-pregnant women.

They also detected the toxin in fetal blood, suggesting that the toxin can be passed on to the fetus. The research paper has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in the journal Reproductive Toxicology.

Neither the women studied or their spouses worked in agriculture. All reported to be consuming a typical Canadian diet that is virtually identical to the American diet.

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its something to concern about..



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: dollukka



You can´t sue Monsanto as Obama signed Monsanto Protection Act!


That bill expired at the end of 2013.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: dollukka

Yes, a natural insecticide used by organic farmers for years..

www.motherearthnews.com...

And has nothing to do with the subject at hand.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 07:32 PM
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From a post I did a while back...........




Look at the photo....... Aixa Cano has hairy moles all over her body. Doctors can’t explain them, but they say that Aixa’s birth defect may be linked to agrochemicals. Doesn’t she look like she’s really ashamed of her appearance?

Humans are collateral damage to Monsanto

By far, the most evil corporation to exist on this planet - they should be shut down, disbanded and the board of Directors and financial supports tried for genocide - including Bill Gates.

#### Monsanto




posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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originally posted by: AlphaHawk
a reply to: dollukka

Yes, a natural insecticide used by organic farmers for years..

www.motherearthnews.com...

And has nothing to do with the subject at hand.


From YOUR source!


Always follow label directions for diluting concentrated products of Bt and other natural pesticides. Some Bt products include genetically modified strains; products listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) include only naturally occurring forms.


Is that why you just threw up the link instead of elaborating on it?

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posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 07:47 PM
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Is it too late to scream YIPPEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Better late than never, hope they don't claw back the legislation!!



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: AlphaHawk
a reply to: dreamingawake

Here's the actual memo..

www.centerforfoodsafety.org...

Can't see where they say GMO crops are harmful, can you?

Pesticides are, obviously, but it seems as though their motivation behind this is more about getting rid of agricultural practices in natural environments.

They even say they'll use GMO crops and pesticides if need be, depending on the situation.


Yes, I read that as well as I posted this on the Op from the original source article:


GMOs have not been linked directly to the bee die-off. But the dominance of GMO crops has led to the widespread use of pesticides such as neonicotinoids and industrial farming practices that biologists believe are harming other pollinators, such as the monarch butterfly.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

I don't get your point?

Of course they're genetically modified, they're used in btcorn...



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 08:58 PM
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But the grocery stores are still ok.

Peace



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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BAN IT EVERYWHERE.



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

Now if we can only get them to completely ban the production of these things before they wipe out every bee colony on the planet. Don't want um, don't need um.





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