Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

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. Recently 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. Their website states:

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’ worldwide. 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 the company 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 linked to 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 health?

It is a concern from a competition standpoint,” Censky 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.

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9 Responses to "Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm"

  1. Pablo  April 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    And Peru has banned Monsanto as well, but well, yeah its a lesser land huh? So them monsters are going to do the research themselves. I wish them luck, no bees, no grow on a natural way, so we are heading on a Monsanto nature? Let them play God. But once the bees are gone, plants will follow .

    • Tania  May 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Plants will follow: I guess that is what Monsanto wants ! All they have to do is to create GM plants that don’t depend on polinization. And all the production of vegetable and fruits of the WORLD would depend on Monsanto. Oh my God. I’m getting scared now.

  2. Supafleur  April 25, 2012 at 3:10 am

    If Beelogic care for bees so much how did they permit the sale to Monsanto?

  3. David Gordon  April 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Here’s a question. If Monsanto produces a genetically modified seed and they want to recreate vast quantities for sale – do they grow the seeds into plants and crop the seeds from them? If so what actively pollinates and fertilizes those plants to create the GMO seeds? Bees? Not likely. Artificial pollination of some kind. So therefore in some way Monsanto is eliminating bees and will be King of the only seed crop available at all. Diabolical, insidious and a death sentence for all who will not comply. No bees means GMO or nothing. Kill the bees – own all the grown food in the world.

  4. Johnny  April 26, 2012 at 1:11 am

    The people who own/fund it were probably threatened and forced to sell it.

  5. terry.coffey  May 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    First of all, it is great to find this resource (trueactivist)… But, the company is Beeologics….not Beelogics as the author continuously misstates. Here is the rather flimsy reason the Beeologic website gives for selling out to Monsanto… the first statement alone is ludicrous…

    “Monsanto is committed to sustainable agriculture. It makes good business sense to support sustainable agriculture and that’s why they want to use their time, talents and resources to contribute positively to honey bee health. This is not a PR stunt; this is a smart business move to help agriculture globally.”

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