I prefer to focus on the positive, how we’re making progress living more in harmony with nature, rather than focusing on all the harm we’ve done or are doing. Others are better suited to take on that necessary task. But once in a while, I can’t help but help spread awareness of something awful, even diabolical: Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn, Mon810, has been implicated in the massive, inexplicable die-offs of honeybees crucial to agriculture worldwide.
Learn more here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_19306.cfm
Monsanto will reflexively argue research isn’t conclusive—with millions invested, they’d argue that to their grave. And to keep it that way—and prove just how dastardly they are (i.e., driven by profits above concern for human health)—they respond to mounting evidence of their culpability by buying the primary research facility, Beeologics, that is showing a causal link, thus ending the flow bad news. George Orwell and Jerry Bruckheimer couldn’t write it any more terrifyingly.
As The Huffington Post cleverly titled this story: The Fox (Monsanto) Buys the Chicken Coop (Beeologics). Read it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-schiffman/the-fox-monsanto-buys-the_b_1470878.html
You just can’t make this stuff up, the stuff of Hollywood disaster films—but of course savvy screenwriters draw upon real world terror like this to inspire many of their doomsday screenplays.
Thanks to our friends at the Organic Consumers Association (OGC) for bringing this issue to my attention.
Read more, if you dare, and sign the petition: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_19306.cfm
Don’t worry, I’ll end on a positive note: you CAN do something about these nightmares: spreads the word. Awareness and information is one answer (of many) to many environmental problems, including this one. Share information, don’t buy groceries with GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms/Foods), and of course support labeling GMOs (a big campaign the OGC is always helping). You don’t have to feed your family these modern monstrosities, and you can exercise your considerable consumer power.