posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 07:03 AM
Well... to play devil advocate here... While I am opposed to the Genetic manipulation of anything... they are not talking about Genetic modifying in
the sense of tinkering with the DNA of the bees in labs... this is about selective breeding. Selective breeding is something that has been practiced
in farming and agriculture for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. I guess i kind of think of selective breeding as a safe semi natural form of
In my opinion it is merely speeding up the process of natural selection and I think that, with the situation regarding Bees being so dire, it’s
worth a try.
However, I also feel that unless we return to more tradition practices of farming and stop relying on Pesticides, Herbicides and Fungicides then it
will only be a matter of time before the Bee (and other insects) face another large threat.