President Obama & Company’s continued protection of Monsanto is still baffling to me. According a recent article on DNA, Russia’s “Putin was so incensed over the Obama regimes refusal to discuss this grave matter that he refused for three hours to even meet with Kerry, who had traveled to Moscow on a scheduled diplomatic mission, but then relented so as to not cause an even greater rift between these two nations.”
At the center of this dispute between Russia and the US is the “undisputed evidence” that a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically related to nicotine are destroying our planets bee population. If this is left unchecked, it could destroy our world’s ability to grow enough food to feed its population. This has become so serious that, this past week, the full European Commission instituted a 2-year ban on these “bee killing” pesticides following the lead of Switzerland, France, Italy, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine, all of whom had previously banned these most dangerous of genetically altered organisms from being used on the continent.
Why is the US so unwilling to recognize what a huge global issue this is? For such an “advanced” nation and a powerful leader, we are so far behind the rest of the world when it comes to protecting our coveted lands and the health of our own people.
“It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains.”
Not many people are aware that honey bees are so crucial to our diets and the United States’ bee populations are in a nation-wide free fall because of Monsanto and Syngenta. Bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. Excluding grains, virtually all of our non-grain foods are dependent on honey bee pollination. Across the globe, there are 90 different food plants that depend almost exclusively on the honey bee. In America, honey bees are considered critical pollinators of many fruits, nuts and vegetables. Your own diet will be changed dramatically if we lose our honey bees! When the bees suffer, we all suffer. This is serious business.
– Monsanto Protection Act
– Russia Warns Obama: Monsanto & Syngenta could lead to World War III
– How did Barack Obama become Monsanto’s man in Washington?
– Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk