A government report released last week surprisingly admits that the honeybee species are dying off at a rate too high to ‘guarantee their long term survival’.
It has been well proven that the primary factor leading to this extinction is the presence of neonicotinoid poisons, of course present in insecticides sold by and/or used by corporations such as Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dupont and their products. A recent study from Harvard, published on March 27th of this year, has definitively confirmed what scientists outside the US have been saying for years: neonicotinoids are the [emphasis added] cause of colony collapse disorder(CCD). The study showed that 50% of colonies populated by bees who had been in contact with these pesticides collapsed, compared to only 1 in 6 who were not in contact with neonicotinoids.
The European Union understands that the death of honeybees is an unprecedented death for human beings and mother earth, as they have banned neonicotinoid poisons.
However, American powers refuse to believe the problem is neonicotinoid insecticides and they continue to be in use here.
These corporations with armies of lobbyists and politicians bought and paid for, like Monsanto, are playing dumb and suggesting that ‘mites’ are the cause for the death rate of honeybees, a problem so bad that it means their extinction if they continue on this path. This is dangerous anti-science rhetoric, borderline scientific denialism from the American agro-chemical establishment.
Well, did mites cause the honeybees to go extinct in the approximate 14 million years they survived here before humans invented neonicotinoid chemicals? Of course not. It seems only things as foreign to Earth as neonicotinoids can cause such a drastic loss of crucial life on our planet and the solution is obvious; inform people that if we keep allowing the honeybees to die at this rate, we will be literally without almost all of the fruits we enjoy. Oh and stop using neonicotinoids.
If we don’t seriously stop this soon, then a corporation like Monsanto would likely take advantage of the lack of bees to pollinate and create fruit, and attempt to monopolize the products of nature because the fruits will then require individual, manual pollination or more complex measures. While this may seem far fetched, in the absence of honeybees and acknowledging that manual pollination is highly labor intensive, micro pollinator drones may be in our future if something is not done to save the bees.
If you are reading this, there is a good chance absolutely none of this information is new. If the bees are not nursed back to health as a species, say goodbye to these things- (unless you want genetically modified, manually pollinated products of Monsanto in the wake of the extinction of the honeybee): Apples Mangos Rambutan Kiwi Fruit Plums Peaches Nectarines Guava Rose Hips Pomegranites Pears Black and Red Currants Alfalfa Okra Strawberries Onions Cashews Cactus Prickly Pear Apricots Allspice Avocados Passion Fruit Lima Beans Kidney Beans Adzuki Beans Green Beans Orchid Plants Custard Apples Cherries Celery Coffee Walnut Cotton Lychee Flax Acerola – used in Vitamin C supplements Macadamia Nuts Sunflower Oil Goa beans Lemons Buckwheat Figs Fennel Limes Quince Carrots Persimmons Palm Oil Loquat Durian Cucumber Hazelnut Cantaloupe Tangelos Coriander Caraway Chestnut Watermelon Star Apples Coconut Tangerines Boysenberries Starfruit Brazil Nuts Beets Mustard Seed Rapeseed Broccoli Cauliflower Cabbage Brussels Sprouts Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage) Turnips Congo Beans Sword beans Chili peppers, red peppers, bell peppers, green peppers Papaya Safflower Sesame Eggplant Raspberries Elderberries Blackberries Clover Tamarind Cocoa Black Eyed Peas Vanilla Cranberries Tomatoes Grapes
can’t say no one predicted this
down with monsanto
Our food system is extremely dependent on honey bees, if they die out, it’s going to start to collapse. Smash Big Agro before it’s too late.
SAVE THE BEES!
I’m not even going to try to explain to you how the human body is not inherently sexual, and how you should respect me as a person and not send me these messages, because I have a feeling that your brain cannot handle that.
Anon may be a dick for foisting himself on you through your Ask function, but you are wildly wrong to think that the human body is “not inherently sexual.”
The humban body is built to be sexual by nature. It was born to procreate, born to fuck. We bond through touch and skin-to-skin contact, sex releases hormones that make us happy and make us want to stick around. Sexual need drives otherwise loner humans to seek contact, we fuck to live and live to fuck.
My son us 8 and already discovered that if “feels really good” to wash his penis. My GF masturbates all the time. I LOVE getting off, I love having sex with my wife and when i do i feel more loving, calm, happy, and content.
We are BORN, MADE, CREATED to be sexual beings.
We lose sight of that and lose happiness along the way.
Humans can be sexual.
The human body in of itself is not a sexual object.
Yeah, I can pop out a baby, but that does not mean that simply because I am naked, that it should be taken in a sexual manner. Do you understand that? I repeat, just because I am naked does not mean that it should be taken in a sexual manner.
I’m too tired to deal with this shit right now so I’m going to leave it at that.
Uhm. First of all, major ewwie for using your 8 year old to express human sexuality. Just. No. We don’t do that.
Secondly, all I think MD was trying to say here is that her body in the photos she that takes are not meant to create arousal. And out of respect, she and other artists like her would rather not have a stranger’s sexual thoughts (for lack of a better word) thrust upon them just because they’ve presented their nude body to the public.
Sex is great. For reals. All of us on this side of tumblr <em>obviously</em> feel that way. But we’re respectful of each other. It’s ok to think someone is sexy, it’s ok to think about sex all the time. But for the love of Pete, y’all- just keep it to yourselves.
If any one is so unfortunate to be put in a situation where they are in the ER and their clothes have to be cut off in order to receive medical attention, I bet they’re going to hope no one is getting a boner or rubbing one out over them. *rolls eyes*
Yeah, honestly nobody cares or needs to know about these dudes’ hardons. The pleasure that I, for example, obtain from viewing photographs of others’ bodies is not of a sexual nature, but rather of an artistic nature. What I see is the model’s beauty as interpreted by the photographer’s vision, and the closer his vision or taste is to my own the more I like their photographs. And even if they did turn on more than just my mind, I wouldn’t go around grossing them out. :)
Me when U2’s album popped up in my library:
For real tho. Get that shit outta here.
Me too! WTF?!