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    @Penn1699 There is/was a class action lawsuit against them by about a dozen heirloom and organic farms. Monsanto sets up farms near these natural farms, they grow genetically engineered crops and when of all things the bees cross pollinate or corrupt the organic farms the litigate them out of existence for copyright infringement. If anything it is Monsanto that is causing the damage. I would have to be convinced that it does not have anything to do with the bee decline. The genetically engineered or round-up proof crops that is.
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    Without or with far fewer bees we can expect one thing....world starvation never seen by modern man......

    <side joke> Why are the bees dying off? Because the "worker" bees are tired of supporting the welfare entitled bees! <bahaha>
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    (side joke) Why are the bees dying off? Because the robber barrons on top take too much and don't leave enough for all the bees.
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    @harold_lloyd Actually....world would include America.....Europe......Austri a......."far" east" Asian nations. As for the remaining, their starvation would go even further than it already is.....<the new zombie Apocalypse> ;-)
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    I grew up on a farm. We grew our food, tobacco, grain, soybeans, etc. People need to realuze that produce (or meat, for that matter) doesn't just majically appear in the grocery. And I've said for years that a large portion of the population would starve to death if required to feed themselves because they don't know how to grow and preserve food, or hunt. Its becoming a lost art and things like this just prove that people need to learn.
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    The reason it's a lost art is the bulk of our population lives in an urban environment where seeing anything green is remarkable. It takes real ingenuity to farm there, though I'm glad to say vertical gardening against walls and rooftop gardening are taking hold.
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    Humans hold this remarkable notion that we can outsmart nature, that we can introduce contaminants to the environment without serious side effects. This view fails to appreciate the delicate balance in which ecosystems exist. Neurotoxins work by poisoning the nervous systems of animals. All animals including bees. When a population is thus chemically weakened, they become more vulnerable to other environmental pressures such as climate change.
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    Of course the Plutocratic United States is going to drag it's feet. Profits for the demonic wealthy always take priority over common good or public health!
    Revolution! Burn the demons!
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    Yes I do agree with this story 100%. When I was a kid way,way back a looooonnnnnngggggggg time ago, you couldn't step outside barefooted in the grass without the pesty little things stinging the hell out of ya. Now when I cut the grass you never even see one, period. When and if I do see one now, I make damn sure I don't run over it with the lawnmower.
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    I remember summer days like that. I would go onto the porch and hear that roar. I would have to go back inside and put on my shoes. I miss that sound!
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    @songbird Man don't you wish that you could just go back for one day? That would be priceless! I wouldn't trade my childhood for nothing,which were the 60s&70s. I feel for anyone that didn't grow up in that era. Other than Viet-Nam it was the best of times.
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    @Buckfan4life2 You aren't kidding. I spent a lot of time on a farm and loved it! I can remember riding my bicycle and hearing a roar. There was a fruit tree growing beside an old abandoned store. Similar to what you would see on the t.v. show The Waltons. The branches were bending due to the number of honey bees. Plus I could smell the perfume off of the blossoms and because it had also just finished raining I could smell the scent of the hot slat on the slat bank just beyond it.
    We sometimes went swimming in an old mill pond. There was a small waterfall where the water fell into it. Man I miss that stuff.
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    I've been reading this about the bees for years but haven't seen it yet. My wife and I maintain a large garden area and the bees are as plentiful as ever. I’ve also read of farmers bringing in bees to pollinate their fields but have yet to run across one who has needed to do so. If indeed it is happening, you couldn't prove it by me.
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    You can thank Monsanto and Rockefeller for the death of the bees. Neonics came from them. Monsanto planned to kill off bee colonies in order to introduce a “new and improved” species of bee that will only pollinate Monsanto crops. It's all about the money for democrats. Forget about having a vegetable garden in the future.
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    @Everyman - money for democrats??? Then why does Monsanto donate most of their money to republicans? Biggest recipients of Monsanto PAC money went to Ann Wagner, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and several other GOP US Reps... plus Mitch McConnell, Roy Blunt, Orrin Hatch and several other GOP US Senators...
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    Mosanto and Bayer will make their profits while the bees die off. The price of food in the grocery stores will rise. The madhatter tea baggers and the republicans will complain when they should rejoice for having got what they want.
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    They will say that the bees deserved to die because they had a socialistic soceity and use colony collapse as evidence socialism isn't sustainable. Republicans think bees are unamerican.
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    Yeah lets wait until 2018 to do ANYTHING that way everybody makes a buck off of killing us all! Greed, greed, and more greed that's all this country is about. I even read yesturday about a CEO stating water should not accessible to all. Lets all just sit here with our thumbs up our ass and do NOTHING that's what they expect us to do that's what they want us to do. Bitch, whine, and moan on website. Excuse me while I do some letter writing its not much, but atleast its something.
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    Yes. Toss in desertification, soil erosion and contamination, water pollution and lowering water tables, global warming and climate zone shifts and you are in deep doo - doo.
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    Yes. I was a member of Friends of the Earth. I thought they closed there offices, stopped publishing their newspaper and no longer existed. I am happy to see they are back...
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    well everytime someone see's a bee swarm, they call in someone to kill the bee's
    People today are scared of their own shadows.
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