by Anthony Gucciardi
April 19, 2012
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.
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.
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’
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
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
severe organ damage and 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
'It is a concern from a competition
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.