Sunday, October 16, 2011

GMO Bees?????

Photo by bucklava

Oh LawdyMercy... Monsanto is now in the bee business! They recently acquired Beeologics, LLC, an international firm dedicated to restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination.

Beeologics says: "The challenges of bringing new veterinary therapeutic drugs to market are significant and require careful planning around research, development, testing, manufacturing and regulatory processes." (Source)

Monsanto says: "The expertise Beeologics has developed will enable Monsanto to further explore the use of biologicals broadly in agriculture. Monsanto will use the base technology from Beeologics as a part of its continuing discovery and development pipeline. Biological products will continue to play an increasingly important role in supporting the sustainability of many agricultural systems." (Source

WHAT is "sustainable" about Monsanto besides greed and profit? As if GMO's aren't bad enough, I wonder if this will turn into something like the recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) developed by Monsanto? 

"Monsanto violated federal law (despite government warnings) by promoting rBGH before its FDA approval.  

They blatantly attempted to bribe Canadian officials (who admitted it) in order to hasten their approval of rBGH. They also have an apparent conflict of interest with their regulators (FDA) in that they share the same lawyer (Michael R. Taylor of Washington, D.C. law-firm, King & Spaulding). [Taylor is a lawyer who has spent the last few decades moving back and forth between Monsanto and the FDA and USDA.~ Editor]

Monsanto and FDA have ganged up on any markets which try to label their milk and dairy products "rBGH-free" by threatening to sue (and actually suing some). The FDA and Monsanto have both lied about the existence of a test for rBGH in milk (stating that there is none). Monsanto has tried to block publication of research from British scientists on rBGH showing the hormone’s link to increased somatic cell (pus and bacteria) counts in milk as a result of mastitis. 

Monsanto is the same corporation which brought us Agent Orange and PCBs (a chemical so toxic that congress banned it in 1976)." (Source)


  1. Hi. I found your blog by following links and had to comment here. I wasn't aware of Monsanto's latest trick and it makes me sick, like everything else they do. It illustrates something that we, their opponents, would do well to understand; i.e. they will never stop what they are doing because they think they can "fix" all the problems they create with more science and technology. GM bees are another example of that.

  2. Thanks for voicing your stance!

    " they will never stop what they are doing... because they can..."

    They CAN because their money buys influence (esp. in government) and influence in turn begets money.

  3. I always feel so "powerless" when I think about the whole GMO issue. Very frustrating.

  4. Yeah, me too. But there may be Hope around the corner...

  5. Call me a conspiracy theorist or a cynic, but I can see it now: these bees will be manipulated to want to seek out GMO crops and spread the pollen from those crops which will eventually serve the purpose of allowing Monsanto to sue even more farmers into oblivion when their non-GMO crops come up with GMO traits from cross-pollenation.

  6. Well, whatever they do with the technology they bought, it probably won't be good for us and our planet.


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