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Monsanto Draws Outrage Over "Bee-Friendly" Facebook Post

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  • Bee Against Monsanto, an event in celebration of National Honeybee Day, was a success, with 86 events occurring around the globe, helping to get word out that corporations like Monsanto could very well be at the foundation of the widespread bee die-offs
  • Monsanto took to Facebook on August 7, just before National Honeybee Day, to reaffirm their “commitment” to saving the bees
  • In response to the “bee-friendly” post, Monsanto’s Facebook page was flooded with angry comments, hundreds of them, stating sentiments of outrage like “Protect them?? You’re the ones who are killing them off!”
  • Systemic neonicotinoid pesticides have been increasingly blamed for bee deaths, prompting the European Union (EU) to ban them for two years to study their involvement with large bee kills
  • The UK’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has indicated corporate funding from pesticide makers will be allowed in studies to determine the fate of neonicotinoids in the EU
  • While Monsanto and Bayer invest heavily in new bee-research centers, the UK’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has also called for unbiased bee research to protect bees, the environment, and food supplies

By Dr. Mercola

Last month's National Honeybee Day (August 16) marked the sixth annual event – a day started by beekeepers to build community awareness of the bee industry. This year's theme, "Sustainable Gardening Begins with Honey Bees," showed that concerned citizens are increasingly getting involved in efforts to save the bees.

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