Chemical News

The BeeHolder, Summer 2012

Monsantoʼs Mon810 corn, genetically engineered to produce a mutant version of the insecticide Bt, has been banned in Poland following protests by beekeepers who showed the corn was killing honeybees.

Poland is the first country to formally acknowledge the link between Monsantoʼs genetically engineered corn and the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) thatʼs been devastating bees around the world. Many analysts believe that Monsanto has known the danger their GMOs posed to bees all along. The biotech giant recently purchased a CCD research firm, Beeologics, that government agencies, including the US Department of Agriculture, have been relying on for help to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the bees.

Now that it is owned by Monsanto, it is very unlikely that Beeologics will investigate the links, but genetically engineered crops have been implicated in CCD for years now.

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Reproduced from Bournemouth and Dorset South newsletter, courtesy eBEES
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