Albert Einstein once observed, “If honey bees become extinct, human society will follow in four
years.” I’m sure Albie was speaking metaphorically about the the symbiotic relationship of all life on the planet but little did anyone know that killing off bees might really be killing us off to. Target Health Global looks at all the parts of our huge interconnected ecosystem and how each element playing a role dependent on many other elements all working
in concert creating the symphony of life.
And that’s what bees do for you. An intricate piece of our delicate structure that has not been getting a good roll of the dice in the humans kill everything game. Why is that? Well…
A new pesticide named neonicotinoids, the first new pesticide in nearly fifty years, has shown to be quite effective on protecting crops from insects. It also does a number on the bees as well effectively slicing the bee population in half. Protect the crops or save the bees. Seems like a tough but sensible choice to make. Feed the people. Remember the bees in a eulogy. Oh, if only mother nature worked so simply. We are all work in concert with each other, the planet and the people, so when the string section disappears, it matters. So, maybe a company that deals with crops and insects could step up to the plate and help balance out the system. I know a company that has that power. Maybe they can be our white knight. Or maybe not.
Amid all the controversy over genetically-modified crops and their pesticides and herbicides
decimating bee populations all around the world, biotechnology behemoth Monsanto has decided
to buy out one of the major international firms devoted to studying and protecting bees (Touch Me!). If you can’t get approved, why not just buy the approval committee. That’s the way Monsanto plays the game. Oh how I hate thee Monsanto. I’m running out of ways to count.