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  •  :( No good (25+ / 0-)

    If we loose our pollinators, Monsanto and other GM giants will profit greatly on the immediate need to engineer crops for self-pollination.

    Bayer funds the other company that was supposedly studying this phenomenon

    “A cheer must have gone up at Bayer on Thursday when a front-page New York Times article, under the headline "Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery," described how a newly released study pinpoints a different cause for the die-off: "a fungus tag-teaming with a virus." The study, written in collaboration with Army scientists at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center outside Baltimore, analyzed the proteins of afflicted bees using a new Army software system. The Bayer pesticides, however, go unmentioned… What the Times article did not explore -- nor did the study disclose -- was the relationship between the study's lead author, Montana bee researcher Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, and Bayer Crop Science. In recent years Bromenshenk has received a significant research grant from Bayer to study bee pollination.”

    You could tell by looking at their so-called CCD Map, that any serious effort to finding the source wasn't going to be publicized.

    Bayer patented NeoNicotinoids, but it was Monsanto that made the seed coating to make them stick
    Right now this is the big focus.

    But I am sure GMOs are not helping.

    •  poison us, sell us the antidote (2+ / 0-)
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      a sound business plan.

      From those who live like leeches on the people's lives, We must take back our land again, America!...Langston Hughes

      by KenBee on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 07:44:57 PM PDT

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      •  Problem, reaction, solution....n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

        by gerrilea on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 11:37:45 PM PDT

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