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American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

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  • The monarch butterfly is becoming endangered, as genetically engineered crops like corn and soy have largely eliminated the monarch’s sole food and breeding source—the milkweed
  • A group of scientists and writers are urging Mexican, American, and Canadian leaders to commit to restoring the monarch’s migration habitat
  • The proposal calls for planting milkweed all along the migratory path through the US; between fields, in ditches, along roadsides, and in public areas
  • Glyphosate-based herbicides also destroy soil, plant, animal, and human health
  • To help, plant milkweed in your garden, and sign the petition asking EPA, USDA and President Obama to protect the monarchs’ breeding habitat by stopping approval of glyphosate-resistant genetically engineered crops

By Dr. Mercola

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?


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