On September 26, 2011, about 12 million bees dropped dead in a single day in Brevard County, Florida. Since then, in the past years, there have been similar reports around the world (Europe, Russia, India, etc). Today it has reached the main stream news.
The upcoming Time magazine cover article says: “The Price We’ll Pay If We Don’t Figure Out What’s Killing The Honeybee”.
The title should read: “How Pesticides, GMO, and Monoculture are causing mass extinction”. This includes honeybees and monarch butterflies to start with, and its ripple-effect. The article does mention these, but merely as a suggestion.
It’s no coincidence that Monsanto bought the bee research company, Beeologics (the company which broke the news). As a RT news anchor said: “well I guess we won’t be hearing from them anymore”.
For many years, pesticide and GMO companies were blaming it on natural causes like bacteria that prey on the bees. Really? even it were so, let’s not forget the super-bacteria that is being produced “naturally” by the heavy use of antibiotic markers introduced into plants through GMO.
About one-third of our food crops rely on bee pollination. When the Russian President Putin gave a call to US Secretary of State to voice his concern about declining bee population, you know it is serious.
Declining bee population has a ripple-effect on the ecosystem — including people whose livelihood is depended on it. Like in home state, the jackfruit population dramatically went down. Even my dad’s local bee hive is now scant, compared with the buzzling activity ten years ago.