National Pollinator Week is happening next week, June 16 – 22, 2014. It was created in 2007 by the US Senate to protect pollinators and their ecosystem. But guess who funds this propaganda front.
Who Funds National Pollinator Week?
Did you guess Monsanto and Bayer among the supporters? If you did, you are right.
It’s all part of a well-documented, shameless public relations campaign by the chemical pesticide industry to show the public that they care about the die-off of bees and butterflies. They are diverting attention from their own products that are actually the cause of those die-offs. What will we do when the pollinators all die?
This is similar to the Nazis parading Jewish orchestras in front of the public to show how well their Jews were treated. But behind the public display we know what was really going on.
The genentically modified crops from Monsanto require huge amounts of pesticides which can be attributed to the death of billions of bees. The neonicotinoid insecticides from Bayer are also a major cause of these deaths.
Roundup Ready Crops
It was shown in 2000 by German researcher Hans-Hinrich Kaatz that genetically engineered traits in pollen can be transferred to bees though their digestive systems.
His research’s suggested that all types of bacteria could be contaminated by engineered genes, including those that live inside the human digestive system. Scientists warned that this would impact the bacteria’s vital role in helping the human body fight disease and aid digestion. Even worse, if the antibiotic-resistant gene used in genetically engineered crops crossed over to bacteria, it would cause human infections to become resistant to antibiotics.
Kaatz’s work foreshadowed the correlation between the increase of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops in the human diet, and the rise of gastrointestinal disorders, immune diseases, and antibiotic resistant infections. In fact, we are seeing this today.
He also predicted how the increased use of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops would spur Colony Collapse Disorder in bees.
Colony Collapse Disorder emerged in 2006. Hans-Hinrich Kaatz was right.
Bt Crops Produce Insecticide
These crops have been genetically engineered to produce insecticide. It isn’t the insecticide that kills the bees. However, the bacterial toxin in the genetically modified crops serve to alter the surface of the bee’s intestines, sufficiently weakening the bees to allow parasites to gain entry. The bees die from a parasitic infection.
Monsanto also treats its genetically engineered seeds with a class of systemic insecticides that’s clearly toxic to bees.
Many studies implicate neonics in bee die-offs. Neonics are nerve poisons that disorient bees so they can’t make it back to the hive. They also trigger immune system failure, causing the bees to fall prey to opportunistic infections. Last year, the E.U. imposed a two-year ban on all neonics.
Why aren’t we doing that here – at the very least?
Read more disappointing news in my Op Ed: World Food Prize Goes To Criminals. In July 2013 the World Food Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of agriculture,$250,000) went to: Robert Fraley a Monsanto Executive; Mary-Dell Chilton, founder of Syngenta Biotechnology and Marc Van Montagu, founder of the Belgium Institute of Plant Technology Outreach. These are all biotech companies that produce genetically modified organisms.
Monsanto and Bayer Partners in Crime