Tag Archives: bee colony collapse

GM crops and honey bee research

By GM Watch

NOTE: This interview about GM crops and bee research, taken from the new report ‘Risk Reloaded‘ is doubly interesting. First, it suggests that genetically modified Bt maize could be a possible co-factor in bee die-off. Second, it seems to confirm the recent concern, including pieces in Scientific American and Nature Biotechnology, over the degree of control and interference that the biotech industry and its supporters may be able to exert over the conduct and publication of research.

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Pro-GMO chemical polluter becomes Obama’s ag trade negotiator

Islam Siddiqui

By Rady Ananda

Despite declining bee and butterfly populations from agricultural chemicals, on Saturday the US Senate approved President Barack Obama’s nomination for chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui.

“Dr. Siddiqui’s confirmation is a step backward,” said Tierra Curry, a scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity (the “Center”). “His appointment ensures the perpetuation of pesticide- and fossil-fuel-intensive policies, which undermine global food security and imperil public health and wildlife.”

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