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The EPA Finally Admitted That the World’s Most Popular Pesticide Kills Bees—20 Years Too Late

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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 07:17 AM
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Hopefully Monsanto or similar reputable companies can create a super-bee and release them into the environment in order to combat all the stupid, weak bees that can't adapt fast enough.

That would solve all our problems. /sarcasm




posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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That really is a great idea.

The drone bees could suck up pollen with a vacumm mouth, pollinate with a blower in their probiscus and piss out pesticide to kill the bad insects. Future versions would chemically react the honey in the hive to make high fructose corn syrup.


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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 08:14 AM
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I for one welcome our new mega bee overlords



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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originally posted by: eisegesis
Hopefully Monsanto or similar reputable companies can create a super-bee and release them into the environment in order to combat all the stupid, weak bees that can't adapt fast enough.

That would solve all our problems. /sarcasm


You might want to remove the "/sarcasm"... Monsanto is working on it... or something like it:

Monsanto wants to replace the bees they are killing with genetically engineered flying ants



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: dashen

LOL!!! We watched that last night and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw this thread!

So very cromulent



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: Boadicea

originally posted by: eisegesis
Hopefully Monsanto or similar reputable companies can create a super-bee and release them into the environment in order to combat all the stupid, weak bees that can't adapt fast enough.

That would solve all our problems. /sarcasm


You might want to remove the "/sarcasm"... Monsanto is working on it... or something like it:

Monsanto wants to replace the bees they are killing with genetically engineered flying ants

I'll leave it in there for my own protection.


I was aware of Monsanto's interest in genetically modified bees, but thank you for the link. Seems like Remebee (medicine that targets the bee's own RNA), is an obvious Monsanto-esque solution to a broken bridge they knew they'd eventually have to cross.


In all, 52 of the world’s 115 leading agricultural crops rely on honey bee pollination for food production to some extent. These crops represent approximately 35% of the human diet. Insect pollination, which is provided predominately by honey bees, is estimated to have a value of US$ 212 billion. Application of RNAi technologies in the treatment and management of disease promises new solutions to disease problems through the naturally occurring biological processes of living organisms.

Once I read the statement below...


“There is no need for, or value in testing the safety of genetically modified foods in humans.”


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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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Seems like Remebee (medicine that targets the bee's own RNA), is an obvious Monsanto-esque solution to a broken bridge they knew they'd eventually have to cross.


Thank you! I read it the same way. Monsanto saw this coming, and they've been working hard to find a way to capitalize off the tragedy... not stop it, just profit.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: eisegesis

¡¿por qué?!
It really is a wonder how things have progressed thus far.
engineer Frankenstein food that kills many types of creatures and thens make Frankenstein animals that won't die by consuming the garbage poisont food.
we are all embiggend by your post



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:05 AM
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Another link... for what it's worth:

I worked for Monsanto and will be releasing documents detailing how Monsanto planned to kill off bee colonies in order to introduce a "new and improved" species of bee that will only pollinate Monsanto crops

It's from four years ago, and the title is pretty much the gist of it, but the comments are interesting. I haven't finished reading them all yet...



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: eisegesis

Another link... for what it's worth:

I worked for Monsanto and will be releasing documents detailing how Monsanto planned to kill off bee colonies in order to introduce a "new and improved" species of bee that will only pollinate Monsanto crops

It's from four years ago, and the title is pretty much the gist of it, but the comments are interesting. I haven't finished reading them all yet...


If true, that is the most disgusting and horrifying act yet. Kill what nature evolved and adapted to work with all plant life and replace it with crop-specific bees that will leave all other plants un-pollinated unless they've managed to save the natural bees that their company has worked so hard to kill off - ah, the genius of greed!

Can all the super-villains say "Woot! We win!!!"



If it's NOT true then shhhhh! Stop giving them more evil ideas!!!

- AB



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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Oh NO !!!

Its Bumblestein !!




posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: Boadicea

Monsanto wants to replace the bees they are killing with genetically engineered flying ants


from that link....


The EPA gave Monsanto, a Fortune 500 company, a $3 million dollar grant, taxpayers' money, to develop a solution for colony collapse disorder. A top scientist at Monsanto, John Leere, let the cat out of the bag when he admitted GE farming and bees can't coexist.


Hmmmm.

"colony collapse disorder" is a new buzzphrase !!



Can we really *trust* the EPA criminals?



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:23 AM
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If true, that is the most disgusting and horrifying act yet. Kill what nature evolved and adapted to work with all plant life and replace it with crop-specific bees that will leave all other plants un-pollinated unless they've managed to save the natural bees that their company has worked so hard to kill off - ah, the genius of greed!


Yup. That about sums it up.

A dangerous combination of ignorance and arrogance that can't see the forest for the trees.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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Hmmmm.

"colony collapse disorder" is a new buzzphrase !!


That was cute. I had to smile!


Can we really *trust* the EPA criminals?


I'm thinking we can trust them just about as much as those folks living on -- and depending on -- the Animas River trust them

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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 10:27 AM
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organic as possible years ago was a scam?


You do realize that once certain criteria are met, for a fee you get to use a logo - it is all a sham

take the Australian Heart Foundations sellout as an example

www.news.com.au... rfm1i-1226265842672


ONE lump or two?
Or how about three? As long as it's a balanced part of the "total make-up" of whatever you're eating or drinking, the Australian Heart Foundation seems to be OK with sugar.
Supports it even, to the tune of awarding its Healthy Heart Tick in recent years across an increasingly wide range of sugar filled foods, including burgers, pizzas, fruit bars and cereals.
That apparent laxness has the Heart Foundation facing an identity crisis, as it struggles to balance some $2.5 million in annual food industry sponsorship against its mission to make healthy recommendations.
Critics accuse the organisation of selling its credibility, claiming its refusal to limit sugar in the Tick program has further eroded the public's trust.
A news.com.au investigation has found extensive links between the Heart Foundation and the food industry; links that involve corporate sponsorship, high-level staff moving between the two and the increasing comercialisation of the influential Healthy Heart Tick certification program.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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You should probably make a distinction between "organic" commercial products and other "organic" foods (like homegrown). For example, both my sister and Mom have gardens at their homes. My sister has a wider variety of things, while my Mom grows a higher volume. Both of their gardens are organic because they grow everything naturally. I just had a sweet potato pie my Mom made from organic sweet potatoes she grew.

EDIT to add: I think a lot of people are missing something else about "organic" foods. That label may be relatively new, but nature has been growing "organic" food long before mammals existed. And every known human civilization grew "organic" food, just as every forest is filled with "organic" food. This isn't some new category that government agencies & vendors created.

The problem is that genetically modified foods have recently taken over the food supply to such an extent that the unaltered/real food has become the minority. So if anything, foods called "organic foods" should simply be labeled "food", while GMOs and other "altered" foods should be given a separate label, like "chemistry foods".
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posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Boadicea

Oh NO !!!

Its Bumblestein !!



Drat! I missed this before... I literally had to laugh out loud. Thanks! I love a surprise chuckle!!!



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 02:44 PM
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So when do they start to replace them?
they killed them off.



posted on Jan, 14 2016 @ 04:27 PM
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Just like with Rachel Carson and her "Silent Spring", the gov't and Monstanto worked hand in hand there too.

Why are we always surprised?

Derek



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