Monsanto bought the company Beeologics last year. This small company has made advancements in genetically engineering bees. They have a patent pending on there products, Remembee, which is shown to successfully help bees fight disease and help in the fight against CCD.
As one avid bee lover put it ” GE bee-foods (Remebee & RemebeePro), are being pushed by the USDA/Monsanto/Beelogics through the EPA examination process for commercial use in the US, because it alters the bees’ gene expression to be better able to avoid IAPV & CCD- whats next? – Patented GE bees that can handle pesticides?”
That’s a good question to ask. What’s next? Should there even be an opportunity for there to be a next? Is Monsanto going to sue bee keepers or even landowners when they find that these GE bees are on their property the same way they do with farmers today?
This came out recently: Purdue study implicates Bayer pesticides liked to bee die offs.
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