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Gucciardi reports: "... 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."

A bumblebee flies around the blossoms on an azalea. (photo: AP)
A bumblebee flies around the blossoms on an azalea. (photo: AP)



Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

By Anthony Gucciardi, NaturalSociety

23 April 12

 

onsanto, 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.

It can be found in public company reports hosted on mainstream media that Monsanto scooped up the Beeologics firm back in September 2011. During this time the correlation between Monsanto's GM crops and the bee decline was not explored in the mainstream, and in fact it was hardly touched upon until Polish officials addressed the serious concern amid the monumental ban. Owning a major organization that focuses heavily on the bee collapse and is recognized by the USDA for their mission statement of "restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination" could be very advantageous for Monsanto.

In fact, Beelogics' company information states that the primary goal of the firm is to study the very collapse disorder that is thought to be a result - at least in part - of Monsanto's own creations. Their website states:

While its primary goal is to control the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) infection crises, Beeologics' mission is to become the guardian of bee health worldwide.

What's more, Beelogics is recognized by the USDA, the USDA-ARS, the media, and 'leading entomologists' worldwide. The USDA, of course, has a great relationship with Monsanto. The government agency has gone to great lengths to ensure that Monsanto's financial gains continue to soar, going as far as to give the company special speed approval for their newest genetically engineered seed varieties. It turns out that Monsanto was not getting quick enough approval for their crops, which have been linked to severe organ damage and other significant health concerns.

Steve Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, states it quite plainly. It was a move to help Monsanto and other biotechnology giants squash competition and make profits. After all, who cares about public health?

"It is a concern from a competition standpoint," Censky said in a telephone interview.

It appears that when Monsanto cannot answer for their environmental devastation, they buy up a company that may potentially be their 'experts' in denying any such link between their crops and the bee decline.

 

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+189 # KrazyFromPolitics 2012-04-23 18:29
Monsanto is one of the most, if not the most, destructive corporations on the planet. I wish the consumer would be organized enough to boycott their products. Unfortunately, they have so many companies under their brand that we would have to boycott everything.
 
 
+84 # robbeygay 2012-04-23 22:28
No No most destructive is called the GOP.
 
 
+68 # patmcfarland 2012-04-24 10:25
Monsanto OWNS the GOP
 
 
+14 # CL38 2012-04-24 09:47
What companies are under their brand? What products?
 
 
+35 # Eliza D 2012-04-24 18:34
Krazy-We CAN boycott everything from Monsanto. There are still organic brands and we can start food cooperatives to buy and grow our own. My family and friends do this. We must do this if we are going to survive. Maybe as we boycott Monsanto, Cargill,et.al, they will starve to death and leave the rest of us to rebuild the ecosystem.
 
 
+166 # RMDC 2012-04-23 19:36
WTF! Why would anyone sell something like this to Monsanto? You can expect faked research findings from now on.

We will hear that bees just love the taste of genetically modified corn. In fact, 9 out of 10 bees prefer Monsanto's GM corn to mother nature's corn.

What's next. Will St. Peter sell the pearly gates to Goldman Sachs? Probably so.
 
 
+41 # robbeygay 2012-04-23 22:39
I don't know what you are all worried about, we can ask Monsanto and they will create GMO-Ready bees? and Roundup-ready humans if the Republicans don't destroy us first.

Still RMDC who's selling what to Monsantor, they are the GMO'er.
 
 
+8 # JH Gordon 2012-04-24 23:07
Monsanto had better start working on radiation resistant bees... Glad I'm in South America. I'll send you clean food. That's if the DEA doesn't start an eradication program on potatoes. It could happen.
 
 
+125 # Kimberly999 2012-04-23 21:52
This corporation is truly Satanic. First, they create the doomsday seed, now they take over bee research. Why give a company that routinely puts profit ahead of human life and ecological safety this much power?
 
 
+7 # Charlie Peters 2012-04-23 21:53
Federal ethanol policy increases Government motors oil use and Big oil profit.

It is reported that today California is using Brazil sugar cane ethanol at $0.16 per gal increase over using GMO corn fuel ethanol. In this game the cars and trucks get to pay and Big oil profits are the result that may be ready for change.

We do NOT support AB 523 or SB 1396 unless the ethanol mandate is changed to voluntary ethanol in our gas.

Folks that pay more at the pump for less from Cars, trucks, food, water & air need better, it is time.

The car tax of AB 118 Nunez is just a simple Big oil welfare program, AAA questioned the policy and some folks still agree.

AB 523 & SB 1326 are just a short put (waiver) from better results.
 
 
+8 # robbeygay 2012-04-23 22:44
wouldn't using sugar ethanol ion fuels increase the carbon emissions, dirty engines faster, or do some othe engine damage not yet declared. You need Monsanto to GMO the common car engine?
problem solved. They will play anything for a quid.
 
 
+2 # NOMINAE 2012-04-25 20:47
Burning ethanol from whatever source is contraindicated for any internal combustion engine. Burn characteristics of alcohol (ethanol) are just too hot from an engineering perspective.

These are all part of the "hidden subsidy costs" of supporting big oil and big agribusiness with legally mandated, no-choice ethanol.

And, of course, this scam includes the added "benefit" of chasing car owners back to the auto dealership for a new model that much sooner as our engines
are prematurely wearing out.
 
 
-57 # DaveM 2012-04-23 22:04
Perhaps they are taking responsibility. We should at least give them a chance to prove themselves.

I am amazed that no one made the connection until recently that insecticides kill bees. They do not discriminate between "pests" and pollinators. I don't think anyone is going to succeed in building a better honeybee, so if we want pollinators, something is going to have to be done about excessive pesticide use.
 
 
+57 # robbeygay 2012-04-23 22:47
Hell man the VN war was long over before they found Monsanto Defoliant was killing and maiming Yanks as well as Viets, and the GMO Babies are lined up in Saigon Medical Museum in the hundreds of bottles of preservative. Monsanto probably manufacture the preserving chemicals too?
 
 
+29 # Gibbous 2012-04-23 23:41
Hey DaveM, with 40 years of going down one destructive road, none of us can hold our collective breath long enough to think monsanto might take a detour up a garden path. Good luck with your fantasy. I wish it could happen too.
 
 
+57 # wildcard 2012-04-24 02:32
Straighten up. Writing as an entomologist with years of work (USDA, various universities) on biological control and pesticide management, I've heard for years about the "apparent" role of pesticides in CCD. But that info has been effectively squashed, hidden, by the usual pressures of "financial interests" (read: Monsanto, Dow, etc).
Face it, Dave, Monsanto has repeatedly and increasingly proven itself as perhaps the most destructive power the world has ever known, and is a major contributor to the destruction of our global biosphere. Say your prayers.
 
 
+65 # grouchy 2012-04-23 22:38
Another fine example of "GREED RULES".
 
 
+26 # pres 2012-04-23 23:28
Another good example of unfettered capitalism.
Brought to you by the 'Agent Orange' folks!
 
 
+5 # Gibbous 2012-04-23 23:36
Who is buying monsanto stock? Better sell it while you can!
 
 
+13 # infohiway 2012-04-23 23:41
So now:
1. 'my satan' will patent the POLLINATION PROCESS, and
2. everything else this 'loss leading' PR exercise 'discovers', then
3. charge ALL END USERS (AKA - people and animals that eat food depending on said pollination process) -
a licencing fee?

Problem: Poisoning bees.
Reaction: 'SAVING THE BEES!'
Solution: Charge everybody a fee for doing it.

WINDOWS and POLLINATION existed long before MS, 'my satan', the Patent Office(s) and/or the internet. Now these toxic (dead fictions) corporates (that cannot exist without We The People) think a poxy company can 'own' anything? Imagine that.

It is long past time for big and global rounds of patent, trust and monopoly busting to bring down these vandals - that must include the corrupted legislative and commercial courts 'protection' rackets.
 
 
+29 # Bill Clements 2012-04-24 08:33
A creditable accounting of what to expect from Monsanto going forward as well as what we're up against. It's another daunting challenge for"the people" who seem at every turn to be under assault.

Look at the devastation being caused by corporations these days! How is it that Monsanto is still even here after the devastation cause by Agent Orange? Our very survival as a species depends on bees.

Monsanto truly represents the dark underbelly of capitalism.
 
 
+3 # CL38 2012-04-24 09:50
see www.thrivemovement.com
 
 
+12 # Richard1908 2012-04-24 00:08
You just gotta love capitalism folks. You got the money, you got the bee farm, you got the research. Marx said capitalism was like a snake eating its own tail. Well that can't be right. Marx was a COMMUNIST.
 
 
+7 # henry bruce 2012-04-24 00:58
If the bees die, Monsanto dies. No pollination, no food.
 
 
+17 # Bill Clements 2012-04-24 08:34
Wouldn't it be great if all that dies is Monsanto? Unfortunately, if the bees dies and there's no food, all of us will die as well.
 
 
+25 # williamgaia 2012-04-24 01:01
Holy Smoke (No pun intended).

Is there no limit to what giant corporations will do to control the news (or the TRUTH)that we citizens receive?

Has Monsanto big shots ever watched bees work? Such energy, such diligence. And they work for us humans for free. We pay them nothing. Monsanto thanks them by driving them into extinction -- all for some fast bucks. Is there anything more perverse than this?

William Maxwell, Ed.D.
 
 
-16 # Merschrod 2012-04-24 02:54
This is a poorly written scare article with all sorts of links between organizations and agencies without explanation RSN should do better.

Let's get real, someone should research the background of Beelogic. Then put into perspective all of the entomology departments at the Landgrant colleges where students and profs are grinding out research on the collapse problem. GO to the journals and find out who is supporting the research findings in the publications. There is a lot more research going on than Monsanto's Beelogic.

I do not expect peer reviewed material from RSN, but the expectation is that there be some logic and evidence instead of disconnected hunches.
Kris
 
 
+6 # JH Gordon 2012-04-24 23:25
Wow, so Roundup doesn't kill bees. And here I thought it did. Go figure.

I do know Monsanto can and does sue farmers miles away for taking advantage of their patented GMO process because the wind pick up and polluted the defendants crops.
 
 
+9 # Merschrod 2012-04-24 03:07
Ok, Back again, look up http://www.beeologics.com/team.asp and you will understand 1) why a company dedicated to ..." would sell out to Monsanto, 2) that the background of these folks is not entomology, but bio-chem, and virology. Their declared by-line is a catchy one, but there are many other alternative hypotheses as to the cause of the collapse.

Note that some of these folks are entrepreneurial types, i.e., put together companies or products to sell.

Much of the items that Tony put in the article are right off those web pages - boostful statements found on many corporate and, alas, academic websites to imply something such as "recongnized by..."

Read up folks, and Tony, please do a research article instead of speculative piece and help up grade the blogosphere.

That's my 2-cents after 5 minutes of web searching.

Kris
 
 
+18 # Ralph Averill 2012-04-24 05:10
It seems to me that Beeologics' objectivity and authority evaporated when it was purchased by Monsanto, and should no longer be recognized by the USDA.
 
 
+17 # Underledge 2012-04-24 05:26
No one needs anything made by this corporation!
 
 
+20 # walt 2012-04-24 06:01
How nice and yet how typical of big-moneyed corporations. When challenged for wrongdoings, they simply buy the group that's challenging. It's like owning a judge....or the Congress.
It's also just like the rest of the government--own ed and operated by corporate America via D.C lobbying.

The FDA (that supposedly looks out for food safety for U.S.citizens), is a good example. Monsanto has them under control them!

Another example....Next trip to a food store, check the frozen seafood. Almost all is from the orient (China, Vietnam, Thailand). I was concerned and inquired of the FDA about the safety of fish raised on farms that were reportedly harvesting from the same waters where they dumped sewage. I was advised that the companies verify the seafood's safety. It is never inspected by FDA.

Huh! Interestingly comfortable arrangement, eh?
 
 
+12 # michellewey 2012-04-24 06:40
Is there no oversight committee or some law that makes such a purchase illegal? It is a clear conflict of interest. And how could Beeologics have agreed to be sold to Monsanto? How much money were they paid to sell out to the very reason for their existence? The insanity continues...
 
 
+23 # Grulccm 2012-04-24 07:49
Even better: The bee collapse has recently been linked to High Fructose Corn Syrup which bee keepers use to make the "sugar syrup" they feed to bees. The corn syrup is made in large part from the pesticide resistant strains of Monsanto Corn.
It becomes hard to get a Monsanto boycott when they threaten to sue a state ( Vermont) that is ready to pass a law regarding the GMO stuff and Monsanto has quisling scientists that state how marvelous Monsantos poisons really are.
 
 
-9 # Texas Aggie 2012-04-24 08:34
Checking out the web page for Beelogics, it turns out to be more a commercial outfit selling high tech biologics for the apiary industry than a strictly research organization. Since most of the research in this area in the US is done in universities or by the USDA, it didn't make much sense to get upset about research being restricted. And to blame corn, a wind pollinated plant that bees don't go near, for the colony collapse disorder when insecticides that are made by other companies are a much more likely possibility, seems to me to be somewhat disingenuous.

Monsanto has some serious problems but causing the colony collapse is not one of them. Focusing energy on them is just interfering with solving the real problem. It's sort of like the idiots who are screaming about vaccinations causing autism and thus limiting resources that could be used to look for the real causes.
 
 
+2 # NOMINAE 2012-04-25 21:01
@Texas Aggie

See comment from Grulccm just above your own entry for the *correct* connection between corn and Bee Colony collapse. It has nothing to do with corn pollination, and it *is* connected directly to Monsanto GMO corn. You are tilting at windmills.
 
 
+18 # Helen 2012-04-24 08:41
So the company that produces and profits from pesticides and herbicides is allowed to buy the firm researching bee colony collapse? This is like letting the political party that led us into needless war, unending debt and economic disaster continue to run the country. We have met the enemy...
 
 
+7 # boadacia 2012-04-24 08:46
A big wake up call to all those that expect science to save us from ourselves.
 
 
+13 # wolflady52 2012-04-24 09:28
It's not hard to see the link between monocropping,GM O, and pesticides with bee die-off. My concern, as with all things environmental, is the almighty dollar will prevent us from acting in time. In this case, we're talking about the food supply that sustains human life. There is a great Cree saying: "Only after the last tree has been cut down; Only after the last fish has been caught; Only after the last river has been poisoned; Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten." I don't think the Cree could even anticipate adding in other calamities created in laboratories that would cause the self-inflicted devastation we could possibly face based on unmitigated greed.
 
 
+13 # Vardoz 2012-04-24 09:33
This is the same mentality that all the abuseive corporations have. Make their profits at any expense to anything. Bees are responsible for 70% of our crops. As Albert Einstein said if the bees die man kind will have 4 years to survive. Perhaps he knew somthing. It has become more and more evidient that the beens are dying from pesticides and our wildlife is in the midst of the biggest extinction in history but we will keep living in our little oblivious bubbles until disaster strikes. These companies don't give a damn about anything and they are mindless entities that would kill us all for profit. Between Global warming, Fukushima, and the assault by chemical companies we are reaching critical mass quickly. And now they want to put agent ornage on our corn!
 
 
+2 # CL38 2012-04-24 09:54
You are right: see www.thrivemovement.com
 
 
+4 # vicnada 2012-04-24 09:52
"To bee or not to bee, that is the question," Monsanto.
 
 
+4 # reiverpacific 2012-04-24 10:03
I would simply suggest that Monsanto's record in all areas of global destruction speaks -nay SHOUTS- for itself, whatever their motives be in purchasing Beelogics.
As with any pronunciation or action from the bellies of any multinational corporation and their huge PR departments, the opposite of their highly paid and widely disseminated propaganda, is most likely to be nearer the actual truth.
And their lobbyists keep burrowing though the back doors of the corridors of power and influence.
 
 
+10 # patmcfarland 2012-04-24 10:24
Between pollinating orchards, etc., bee farmers feed them GMO high fructose corn syrup. In a chance meeting with life time bee farmers in NorCal, they said "If left out, a gallon of corn syrup, pre-gmo, the bees would eat it within an hour. Now, if you leave a gallon of gmo high fructose corm syrup out, 3 days later the bees haven't eaten it. They only eat it if they're starving!"
AND FYI...Monsanto buys up, pays off or sues ANYONE and EVERYONE in their path.
Only our voices TOGETHER can rise above the voice of monsanto's money.
 
 
+7 # billhabedank 2012-04-24 10:25
corporate mottos: don't worry about tomorrow if money can be made today
 
 
+2 # bugbuster 2012-04-24 12:17
Even with the best of intentions it's almost certain that Monsanto or some other group will cause problems in the biosphere. It's too complex for that not to happen. They are gambling against Murphy's Law. The smart money says they lose. Unfortunately we do too.

There will almost certainly come a day, after enough damage has been done to cause a large die-off of our species, when all this mad science will be taboo.
 
 
+3 # cokacoa2 2012-04-24 13:16
Monsanto may be destroying itself by destroying the bee population on our planet. The question remains, can we survive when the bees are gone? Our lifestyles do need to change but this would be extreme. I am an organic gardener and I envision a world where people eat mostly meat, grain and mushrooms but very few fruits, nuts and vegetables if we lose our bees. Hope someone has a solution.
 
 
+7 # PGreen 2012-04-24 14:51
Gated communities for the rich in self-contained ecosystems with specially protected bee populations. The rest of us get Soylent Green.
Some variant of that plan may well be the Monsanto strategy-- to hold a virtual monopoly on food productivity is to wield enormous power.
 
 
+6 # ekogaia 2012-04-24 13:27
Many are missing the central fact that this is how Monsanto works. Its GM crops have never been evaluated by any independent organisation - all evaluations have been undertaken by Monsanto and submitted to regulatory agencies after being "corrected."

This is exactly what is going to happen with new data on bees and GM crops.

Same with so much data with GM crops. This is one of the most manipulative corporations on earth whose aim is to dominate the major commodity crops. And in 15 years they are a long way toward doing this - from being a chemical company they are now the worlds biggest seed company and dominate much of the worlds maize, soy and cotton seed markets, notably in GM crops. They are responsible for an estimated 85% of GM crops worldwide, in one way or another.

So anything that Beelogics says from now will immediately be suspect, because here you have masters at massaging science to say what they want it to say, from chemicals to GM crops and now to bees. More is the tragedy: bees are rather important to us, but Monsanto could care less.
 
 
+8 # Citizen Mike 2012-04-24 13:34
CHRISWELL PREDICTS:

Monsanto will develop a GM strain of Roundup-Ready Bees with pesticide resistance and a red stripe, and market them for use as pollinators--BU T--they will produce poison honey!

Then the Chinese will buy the poison honey to mix with the good stuff and sell it to us, and some babies will die.

Then the remaining natural bees will declare war on Monsanto, swarm into their offices and sting their executives to death.
 
 
+4 # ekogaia 2012-04-24 13:36
@ texas Aggie,

You miss an important point - that the treatment used to coat seeds has been implicated in CCD. And who makes and uses that seed treatment coating? Take a guess...our friends Bayer and Monsanto...

Take a squizz at this link for more...
http://www.viewzone.com/lostbees.bayerx.html
 
 
+5 # tm7devils 2012-04-24 13:44
There is only one entity that is more morally depraved than a company that will put profits over the health and well being of this country(and the World)...and that is the government that allows them to do it!
I am not advocating bigger government, but a more utilitarian one - one that was constructed for the well being of its citizens.
If we don't start electing politicians that will see to it that those agencies of the federal government, that were set up to protect all Americans, have the willingness and teeth to do the jobs they were created for...then, in essence, we, the American voter, will be the architects of our own demise.
It is pure, unadulterated inanity (and possibly insanity) to believe that the 1%, the corporations/bi g business have the best interests of the American public at heart…over profits and the wieldable power those profits bring. Their actions in the past have shown their dedicated path. Does anyone REALLY believe they will change their tune/spots/aim… without force?

Pogo’s quote is a truism, now more than ever…”We have met the enemy, and the enemy is us!” (The “us” is the American voter.)

I personally believe that greed is a greater crime than murder. A murder will put to great grief - a family - a few relatives - a few friends…but unmitigated greed, by a few, will decimate an entire society and create even greater death and destruction, but, admittedly, at a slower pace…which draws out the suffering.
 
 
+3 # Timaloha 2012-04-24 13:53
Colony Collapse Disorder has been documented in Europe and the US since the 1880s. Imidacloprid, the pesticide most widely blamed for CCD and which is manufactured by Bayer (I don't know if they are a subsidiary of Monsanto or completely unrelated) did NOT come into common usage until 1996. Clearly, it is not possible that this pesticide is solely responsible for CCD.
 
 
+5 # Brent Davis 2012-04-24 14:07
The Solution to Monsanto is to pay a large group of returning Vets to go find
the Executives of Monsanto, holding them
in shipping containers 24-7, adding a few thousand bees to each container as
OUR questions are asked. We'll soon learn the real TRUTH and the survivors can then be shipped to real Prisons for the rest of their lives.
Brent
 
 
+2 # Activista 2012-04-24 20:51
Bees are dissaperaing - and there are corrleaton between PERFECT - pesticied clean lawns (no flowers with pollen) and of course no bees.
Thre cherry trees are bolooming - and NOT single bee - looks like we will have not much cherries this year ago.Nights are worm and NOT single bat.
Only le 10 years ago this area was full of life. Add global warming causing ustable weather - snow in May etc.
The complex wav of life is broken.
 
 
+2 # caniscandida 2012-04-24 22:46
Science is supposed to be a heroic, democratic, transparent activity, loving the common good. So there is a lot of blame to go around in this case: Monsanto of course, who care nothing about science, transparency, virtue or the common good; worse, the scientists who missed their vocation, and have allowed their voices and activities to be bought; those federal regulators (not all!) who have been lazy about keeping bee science up to decent standards; and the media (not all, again) who have neglected this story, and generally the corruption of scientists.
 
 
+2 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-04-25 03:02
Insecticide has been genetically implanted into corn that through inclination been spreading throughout the planet



Corn has genetically implanted insecticide that is crowding out normal breeds of corn,
http://www.organicconsumers.org/Corn/spreadofGECorn.cfm

Notice when there was a lot of bees in the how many were buzzing corn spweeted soda cans
Bees are in tight quarters all eating regurgitated food an environment for epidemic. Slightly sick bees leave the hive to be on their own. So they don't end up slightly stunted from a little insecticide like other insects but instead try to make it on their own. If bees start returning to the nest despite fearing slightly sick the problem might end up worse then ever,

http://readersupportednews.org/pm-section/27-27/11025-bee-colony-collapse-hiding-from-danger

Look into it and spread the alarm

Richard Kane
 
 
0 # Buddha 2012-04-25 16:32
The first clue it is something in our commercial agriculture fields, either the crops themselves or the pesticides used on them, is that urban/suburban bee populations are doing fine, and aren't in "collapse". My veggie garden, pure organic and filled with heirloom stock, has bees a plenty, doing their voodoo.
 
 
0 # RedLeaf 2012-04-26 12:38
Good DVD and online movie seeking to explain the origins of CCD. Causes may hinge on multiple factors but specific pesticides are heavily implicated. Europe is way ahead of the US in addressing this problem, as they are with most modern environmental issues.

Vanishing of the Bees http://www.vanishingbees.com/
 
 
0 # rgalegonzalez 2012-04-27 07:37
This is a frightening reality. We are no longer in control of our food system. Public trust in the USDA can no longer be had when they work for the interests of corporations and not the health and well being of people and food system. Monsanto is criminal, their products trespass into farmer’s fields who are trying to protect their crops from contamination and instead they are the ones being fined. The laws are not understood if judges can come to such conclusions. Perhaps they are all on the Monsanto paycheck, but more likely we have become complacent in our duty to recognize the long term, big picture of their actions to play God in matters of genetics. It is wholly wrong, and holy wrong, for anyone to try to play God's role in creation. In fact I would go so far as to say they are not creating anything new, but are defiling what is whole. It is bad design, bad business, and world monopolization. It must be stopped and people must stop purchasing their food from these purveyors of death. Long live the queen.
 
 
0 # Frank Lee 2012-04-28 20:51
Read naive.This is NOT about Dems vs GOP, Profit vs. people,Bad guy vs good guy-blah,blah,b lah.It IS about POWER- which will be reducing world population.UN,N ATO,Rome Club,Bildenberg & cohorts ALL want population reduced by 90%.THINK.One of the major players of Monsanto now holds power position in FDA.UN using cover organizations to get ALL heirloom/organi c seed out of US into vault in Norway(& succeeding).Cod ex in place,eventuall y outlawing all supplements,nat ural foods, etc.Select people have already been living on the space station for years- essentially, these power players could/may blow the entire planet if they choose to or pull off bigger holocaust;FEMA camps in place & armed.There has been de-education/'m ulticulturalism '/global mentality programming in place in the schools for more than half a century, grooming minds to fit agenda of not asking questions, blaming the wrong 'source' for years.As long as we fight each other,we don't see the whole picture.Invite them to be the first to sacrifice their lives- instead of us- after all, it is their idea :)
Please wake up people-this is simply about POWER- not money,not politics- it is about the POWER to CONTROL. The ONLY way to 'freedom' is by being self-reliant. Learn everything you can;form small communities that can survive with what they can create/do/suppl y/build on their own.STOP supporting the ones who wish you dead.You are SO manipulated-WAK E UP
 
 
0 # jayjay 2012-04-30 12:26
Monstranto is the epitomy of an the evil empire, even suing and winning against farmers who have sued them because their fields have been contaminate by that filthy company's nearby fields via airborne material. Worse still is the fact that a huge majority of our shellfish consumption originates in SE Asia, where not so long ago the U.S. dumped billions of gallons of pesticides in an illegitimate war. And now we're eating our own poisons.
 

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