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Originally posted by loam
Forget causation arguments for now... It looks like we'll have more immediate consequences to worry about. It wont take much.
Alarmist nonsense. Most of the problem is caused by poor management by the commercial honey bee industry, and they'll either fix it or go broke. Anyway, there are still plenty of wild honeybees and other pollinating critters out there completely unaffected by this stuff, and manual pollination is a common agricultural practice. Nobody is going without food for this reason. People only starve in this world these days because of political reasons.
Originally posted by kaylaluv
No shortage of bees where I live, in Central Texas. There are TONS of bees hanging around my flowering vines right now on my back patio. I'm talking hundreds and hundreds - you can hear the hum as soon as you open the back door. I'm waiting for the flowers to start dropping off my vines before I go out there to plant in my pots and beds. There are just too many bees and they make me nervous!
Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is under serious fire for their role in the downfall of the vital insects. It is therefore quite apparent why Monsanto bought one of the largest bee research firms on the planet.