USDA awards $4.1 million to study Colony Collapse Disorder

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced today [17th of July] that more than $4 million will be awarded to the University of Georgia to study the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and other diseases affecting bee populations, whose pollination is valued at $15 billion annually to U.S. agriculture.

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One Response to USDA awards $4.1 million to study Colony Collapse Disorder

  1. Henwhisperer says:

    As a beekeeper myself, and having done some studying in CDC, I am compelled to say that unless the USDA will acknowledge that Monsanto is responsible for creating pollen that was previously unknown to the earth in the genetically modified plants, they can throw a zillion dollars at it and nothing will come of it. In some studies it has been shown that the genetically engineered DNA in the pollen crosses species barrier and takes up in the yeast that resides in the bees gut (indeed in the gut of every living thing) and causes the bees to lose their ability to find their way home, short circuits the bees GPS if you will.

    I have written to every person who testified before the Congressional committee to inquire if they will but admit Monsanto could be at the base of the problem, but no surprise that I did not hear back from any of them.

    For an in-depth study of what Monsanto has wrought on the world, google Linn Cohn Cole.