posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 07:31 AM
reply to post by burntheships
Very good thread and an important one too.
I was hoping that this was going to get some resolution soon, as I wonder just how these corporations plan to stay in business...I guess they are
going to build bio domes and create more genetically modified bees.
I was thinking the same, especially after reading this (thread from last year
The bees are dying from genetically modified plants and the accompanying pesticides, lets modify them too, you gotta help nature where you can.
But monsanto & co got the cleverness working for them, apparently bees are bad for business.
Last month, noted seed and biotech company Monsanto announced the purchase of Beelogics, a company with a product in trial that may help prevent
colony collapse disorder in bees.
In related news, Monsanto has successfully built bee DNA into insect-pollinated crops through genetic engineering. Though the technology is currently
being trialed on a limited 3,000 acre planting of modified RoundUp Ready Soybeans called “SoyBee’ns”, scientists are pleased with the
Soy is the first such crop to have bee DNA embedded into it; but SoyBee’n engineers are already hard at work introducing this technology to
other insect-pollinated crops, such as zucchini, apples, broccoli, peppers, watermelon, cashews and more.
Catchy name, “SoyBee’ns” and a perfect way to make the number one argument against genetic engineering a moot point.
Bees pollinate 70% of all plants and crops vital for our food supply you say, well not any longer, we present to you “SoyBee’ns™”,
Dont buy this stuff.
ETA: forgot to add that the linked article is mostly satirical, the only true part is Monsantos purchase of Beelogics.
Anyway, self-pollinating crops, after self-terminating seeds have probably been a (pipe) dream for long time now.
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