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Old 10-20-2007, 08:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Bumble bee could suffer the same fate as honey bees!

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Originally Posted by Tropicallvr View Post
I have read that tests were done on the bee's and it was discovered that the bee's ammune systems were broken down severely by ingesting GMO corn, that had anti-insect material written into the corn's DNA.
I won't touch GMO if I know that's what it is, but it's nearly impossible to stay away from it these days.
I agree . If one buys proccessed foods containing corn or corn byproducts the chances are great that they will be ingesting some of the modified material . The question is to whether these products can effect humans as well and to whether these practices will take a different route before the fate of the bees (or peeps for that matter) has come to pass.
We benefit greatly from our modifications (under conventional selective crosses )but our sciences are now evolving and being put into practice far too quickly and long before we understand the longterm effects.
Perhaps this is an extreme view ,I do understand the importance of moving forward ,or perhaps either my barley or hops or both are modified .
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