Recently the EPA stated their intention to protect our honeybees. Their declaration to find solutions to the honeybee population decline is now proven to be an empty promise with the approval of the new pesticide called sulfoxaflor.
Neonictinoids, a widely-used group of agriculture pesticides, have been under tough restrictions from the EPA and other groups. These chemicals have been shown to negatively impact honeybees and bumblebees. Bees have been experiencing devastating population losses. Permitting the use of potentially harmful chemicals could wipe out the pollinators all together. Rules and regulations are currently being discussed between the EPA, beekeepers, and pesticide companies.
Monsanto’s RoundUp ready, genetically modified soybeans are patented. Farmers are not allowed to retain and plant the seeds generated from each new crop. By contract, they agree to purchase new seed each year. Bowman diligently purchased annual seeds. But late-season soybean crops are a risk. When Bowman decided to plant a late season crop, he bought cheaper “Outbound Grain” from a local soybean grain elevator. He knew Monsanto genetically modified seeds were popular among his neighboring farmers. As suspected, most of the seed came from Monsanto crops.
Human Revolution is a political rocker who is using music as a medium to spread the word about the unjust, unhealthy, and unlawful practices behind GMOs. His latest tour is titled, GMO Right 2 Know Yes on Labeling Tour! The goal of the tour is to raise awareness and educate people about the dangers GMO’s pose to both consumer health and to farmers and get the word out to voters in California to vote YES on labeling this November! Human’s California tour is sponsored by Dr. Bronners Magic Soap.