You can always count on Monsanto to have huge balls. On their path to global dominance they do things that would make good fiction. Their history of bad mistakes seems to have galvanized them into an organization that is immune to safety concerns from concerned humans. And when faced with such concerns they only work that much harder to destroy any resistance that they encounter.
Recently, the link to Monsanto's GMO corn and the collapse of the bee population has been beginning to make headlines. In Poland their genetically modified corn seed has been banned with its devastating effects on the bee population sited as a main reason.
Not good for business.
In the past, a firm with PR issues that stem from something like the destruction of one of nature's most vital contributors would turn to one of the "think tanks" like Heartland or Cato, but this time they came up with an even better plan.
They bought Beelogics, an organization that is recognized by the USDA and states their mission as, "To become the guardian of bee health worldwide."
This is like a dog hiring a fox to investigate who might be to blame for the disappearing eggs in the hen house. Who wants to bet that the USDA finds that Monsanto's GMO corn has no connection to our dwindling bee population? Who knows, maybe it doesn't. But we need independent science to find out. That, of course, can't happen because Monsanto has a patent on their GMO corn seed, and to do a scientific study would be to violate that patend and it would get any researcher brave enough to try crucified.
If we were talking about some subspecies of toad that lives in one cave system in Arizona it would matter. But it probably wouldn't impact the lives of the average person. With bees it's a different story. They are the great pollinators of this planet. They don't do it all but they do enough that it might be impossible for other species to pick up the slack. That means we would need to manually pollinate what we wanted to grow.
I'm sure Monsanto has already come up with a way to make money off of that too.
Speak up folks. You can stop this. Get loud.
By Alex Bogusky