GMO’s are designed to withstand large amounts of pesticides and herbicides. Bees are already disappearing at an alarming rate. Do you think the increased use of these pesticides and herbicides could reduce the bee population to a dangerous point?
Already there are areas in Europe where the bee population has disappeared completely and all pollination is done by human hand. Is this the future for all?
There’s lots of news on the subject in case you’re unaware. Do yourself a favor and skip the wikipedia crap as wiki is unreliable.
riksha–I don’t know what question you’re answering but it isn’t the one I asked. You don’t even mention bees at all.
Flex—you’ve got it wrong…..Monsanto (owns the seed companies and sells RoundUp) genetically modified the seeds they sell to withstand large amounts of chemical pesticides (RoundUp). The only other produce out there is organic and organics use natural fertilizers and pesticides (animal products).
If you’ve got a link to the contrary I’d be sure to look at it.
The point being the chemicals are what kills the bees.
And yourself spaceman
Flex—-indeed RoundUp is a herbicide but it doesn;t change the fact that chemical pesticides are used on GMO crops and it’s hurting the bees. The hives that pollinate organic crops are thriving. Here’s a few links, please post contrary links if you have them. Please only link regarding the bees though as that is the nature of this question.
“Bt corn and cotton account for most acres planted to Bt-transgenic varieties. Again, the insecticide use data are pretty clear. Bt cotton has reduced insecticide use in several states, whereas Bt corn has had little if any impacts on corn insecticide use.”
I beg to differ. Non-GMO a.k.a. organics use natural herbicides and pesticides whereas GMO uses man made chemicals and there’s no evidence they use less pesticides. The research says there are less ingredients in the pesticides but now more pounds per acre being used.
Anyways, what about the bees?
“Nearly all of the GMO corn, soy, potatoes and cotton grown in the United States has been genetically altered so that it can withstand more pesticides or produce its own.”
“Their is a big difference between non GMO and organtic.”–not regarding commercially grown produce in the U.S.
As if Monsanto would be credible. Discard any you find unreliable. With the Google link there are many for you to choose from.
Maybe somewhere along the way you can address the bee question I asked to begin with?
I’ll check back in the A.M.
Looks like we can go round and round all day long. Thanks for the discussion, it’s a lot better than the flexi silliness that accomplishes nothing.
My research will continue.