4.15.2007

Dying Bees and Monsanto

As a gaming blog, I don't normally comment on things outside of gaming here. But this warrants it.

Many blogs and news agencies have been noticing that bees have been dying off left and right without warning. A few have written that genetically modified corn may be the cause.

They hit the mark.

Monsanto, the company that brought us Agent Orange among other horrors, has created a genetically modified corn crop called Triple Hybrid GM. The corn grows its own internal pesticides, which kill bees. Genetically modified crops must have a 'stop gene' encoded into them. This gene keeps the pollen of modified plants from poleenating unmodified plants. Triple Hybrid GM doesn't seem to have this insurance measure.

In Germany, Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Italy, bees are dying at an unprecedented rate. Bees are starting to die in the US as well. Bees pollinate our crops, and provide us an important food source. Without bees, are food supply dies.

And you thought Pentex was made up.

Source Help:
News From Underground
Monsanto's GM shows Liver and Kidney Toxicity
Colony Collapse Disorder

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