Nurturing the Quantum Shift in Human Culture
Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is under serious fire for their role in the downfall of the vital insects. It is therefore quite apparent why Monsanto bought one of the largest bee research firms on the planet.
It can be found in public company reports hosted on mainstream media that Monsanto scooped up the Beeologics firm back in September 2011. During this time the correlation between Monsanto’s GM crops and the bee decline was not explored in the mainstream, and in fact it was hardly touched upon until Polish officials addressed the serious concern amid the monumental ban. Owning a major organization that focuses heavily on the bee collapse and is recognized by the USDA for their mission statement of “restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination” could be very advantageous for Monsanto.
In fact, Beelogics’ company information states that the primary goal of the firm is to study the very collapse disorder that is thought to be a result — at least in part — of Monsanto’s own creations. Their website states:
While its primary goal is to control the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) infection crises, Beeologics’ mission is to become the guardian of bee health worldwide.
What’s more, Beelogics is recognized by the USDA, the USDA-ARS, the media, and ‘leading entomologists’ worldwide. The USDA, of course, has a great relationship with Monsanto. The government agency has gone to great lengths to ensure that Monsanto’s financial gains continue to soar, going as far as to give the company special speed approval for their newest genetically engineered seed varieties. It turns out that Monsanto was not getting quick enough approval for their crops, which have been linked to severe organ damageand other significant health concerns.
Steve Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, states it quite plainly. It was a move to help Monsanto and other biotechnology giants squash competition and make profits. After all, who cares about public health?
“It is a concern from a competition standpoint,” Censky said in a telephone interview.
It appears that when Monsanto cannot answer for their environmental devastation, they buy up a company that may potentially be their ‘experts’ in denying any such link between their crops and the bee decline.
This story could be filed under "Reasons the current system needs to be wiped off the board and allow the natural systems to emerge" which is what we, who have read the Ringing Cedars Series and learned more details of what the Series touches on are involved in. When we learn and practice Permaculture (every aspect, including biological and spiritual), then the benefits to the planet and all of life wash the board clean. One Kin's Domain at a time.
I am happy to know that practicing Permaculture and raising bees the way Anastasia taught will render Monsanto helpless.
Spreading the word on this is my mission....can't keep quiet! :-)
I completely agree 100% with what you wrote. I took an 8 month organic Top-bar beekeeping course so that I could do my part in helping the bees. Permaculture is definitely key to the solution.
Where you able to build a hive with the dimensions Anastasia gave in the book?
And thank you for sharing your passion with the world...
Wow, Luigi, an 8 month course for bee-keeping! Need to look into that more, didn't realize it would be that much time to learn, can you direct me to the course you took? We've been turning our place into a Food Forest, teaching and demonstrating to others, beginning to eat from it, have plenty of birds and bees here but would love to do the beekeeping, just not got to that yet...
I was trying to say that Permaculture in all it's aspects, gardening, financial, etc. will render Monsanto helpless and that we are learning it (still not knowing it or practicing it all) and when and as we do, the system as we know it, upon which Monsanto relies, will dissolve, causing them to just collapse with no support.
this is the course I took: http://www.ecoversity.org/beekeeping.html
It does look like they aren't having the course this year due to low interest...but it's worth checking them out. They are in New Mexico though...