Shane Betts
Shane Betts

There is a greater agenda at play here. The agrochemical companies want to kill the bees because then they can sell farmers self-polinating plants, the seeds of which will come under copyright law - further increasing farmer reliance on the corporations, increasing profits for the agrochemical giants and killing off family farms.

Luigi Rosolin
Luigi Rosolin
  • Shane Betts

Can be, had you any prove or information that had influence in your view?

Shane Betts
Shane Betts
  • Shane Betts

No, I have no proof. But think about it. Why would they not care? Why would they not simply find another type of insecticide that doesn't kill bees? That's what they do, isn't it? Develop chemicals. But imagine how much the pay off would be magnified if, once the bees are gone, the world would need self-polinating plants and the very same companies who killed the bees will be there, at the ready, with patented, buy every year, genetically engineered seed to solve the problem they themselves...

No, I have no proof. But think about it. Why would they not care? Why would they not simply find another type of insecticide that doesn't kill bees? That's what they do, isn't it? Develop chemicals. But imagine how much the pay off would be magnified if, once the bees are gone, the world would need self-polinating plants and the very same companies who killed the bees will be there, at the ready, with patented, buy every year, genetically engineered seed to solve the problem they themselves have generated. They have done this before. Much of Monsanto's wealth is generated by selling chemicals to combat the side-effects of another chemical they sold, which itself was sold to combat the side-effects of another chemical they sold, and so on. It's quite a business model... I just wish someone could find a paper trail on this plan.

Gayatri Wilks
Gayatri Wilks
  • Shane Betts

we need inside information, but besides absolute proof, there is an undeniable stench of corporate malpractice on such a grand scale in the world, that it should be an made an imprisonable offence, to knowingly jeopardise the human race, or any of its species. It is actually a 'treason' of global, even universal proportions our laws should forbid such companies and their greedy, ruthless and utterly immoral ethics to exist in places of authority and especially of monopoly again. We have to...

we need inside information, but besides absolute proof, there is an undeniable stench of corporate malpractice on such a grand scale in the world, that it should be an made an imprisonable offence, to knowingly jeopardise the human race, or any of its species. It is actually a 'treason' of global, even universal proportions our laws should forbid such companies and their greedy, ruthless and utterly immoral ethics to exist in places of authority and especially of monopoly again. We have to push for change in the whole way we operate, on every level, and we have to do it fast.

Mike Hamblett
Mike Hamblett
  • Shane Betts

I support this view. Governments seem to be mere puppets of a much greater power. I suppose i'm stating the obvious now.

Lesley Blissett
Lesley Blissett
  • Shane Betts

I totally agree with Shane Betts, Gayatri Wilks and Mike Hamblett, Governments are no longer in charge, big business is and the agrochemical companies are some of the biggest and dirtiest when it comes to obtaining business! Look at what they have done to the Indian Farmers, there are so many suicides because of GM crops being sterile so farmers cannot save seed for the next year but have to buy again from these inhumane/profit driven companies, which they cannot afford and end up, as a...

I totally agree with Shane Betts, Gayatri Wilks and Mike Hamblett, Governments are no longer in charge, big business is and the agrochemical companies are some of the biggest and dirtiest when it comes to obtaining business! Look at what they have done to the Indian Farmers, there are so many suicides because of GM crops being sterile so farmers cannot save seed for the next year but have to buy again from these inhumane/profit driven companies, which they cannot afford and end up, as a consequence, in a great deal of debt which they will never afford to pay off so they kill themselves! Governments must be made to realise just how undemocratic and inhumane these large conglomerates are, we have elected governments to serve us, we have not elected these giant corporations into power but present day governments seem happy to allow the tail to wag the dog!

Shane Betts
Shane Betts
  • Shane Betts

Politicians, at least here in Australia and in the US, are now so blatantly about success, money and position beyond all else, that their sole focus is in gaining and retaining that coveted position. And, to achieve this, they need money and the money does not come from the people they claim to represent but from businesses and lobby groups who can and will pay for their points of view to be heard. So we go to the polls and cast our vote in total fruitlessness as the real power comes from...

Politicians, at least here in Australia and in the US, are now so blatantly about success, money and position beyond all else, that their sole focus is in gaining and retaining that coveted position. And, to achieve this, they need money and the money does not come from the people they claim to represent but from businesses and lobby groups who can and will pay for their points of view to be heard. So we go to the polls and cast our vote in total fruitlessness as the real power comes from big business who pull the strings with no mandate whatsoever from the people. And the corporations are, increasingly it seems, more than willing to sacrifice human lives and, indeed, the health of the planet we all live on in the pursuit of the bottom line. It seems our only hope is this very mechanism - the internet and the power of the people unbridled.

Joan Kinder
Joan Kinder
  • Shane Betts

Well said Lesley Blissett. The tail wagging the dog seems to be all too frequent at all levels of politics, in most countries. Even mass protests of local people, either by rallying or by signed petitions, rarely achieve the desired outcome when "The Mighty Pound", or dollar, is involved. Are we electing into government the right people to represent the well-being of humanity, the animal kingdom and now the vegetation of this beautiful planet. Who makes decisions which affect all life on...

Well said Lesley Blissett. The tail wagging the dog seems to be all too frequent at all levels of politics, in most countries. Even mass protests of local people, either by rallying or by signed petitions, rarely achieve the desired outcome when "The Mighty Pound", or dollar, is involved. Are we electing into government the right people to represent the well-being of humanity, the animal kingdom and now the vegetation of this beautiful planet. Who makes decisions which affect all life on earth? Not us. And is there any altruism in big business?

Hedwig Duleba-Emery
Hedwig Duleba-Emery
  • Shane Betts

you & Shane speak an unpleasant truth about corporate/political corruption these days..... We the ordinary citizens must never give up & do anything they can: signing petitions, informing others, NOT buying products made by these unscrupulous businesses!

Julia Pilgrim
Julia Pilgrim

Please help to save the Bees

Adrienne Degon Kenlan
Adrienne Degon Kenlan

Good for you, Adriana

Harold Byford Sr
Harold Byford Sr

We Need Bees To Polinate Our fruit And Vegetables !!

Charlotte Taylor
Charlotte Taylor

Bees are vital to the environment. Let's save them!

Andrew Broughton-Tompkins
Andrew Broughton-Tompkins
  • Charlotte Taylor

...isnt it amazing..? We managed to survive for so many thousand years without pesticides...yet all of a sudden they have become essential to 'growth'. It is true that there are a lot more folk on the earth than there used to be...so maybe we have to stop having babies for a bit....there's a lot we can do to help mother earth.

Charlotte Taylor
Charlotte Taylor

Bees

Colleen Quinn
Colleen Quinn
  • Charlotte Taylor

Save the bees

Fran Pickering
Fran Pickering
  • Charlotte Taylor

It's now or never people

Luigi Rosolin
Luigi Rosolin

Pesticide companies had misled government and public opinion for years. The bee in the USA had been replaced by importing them from Western Australia for what I heard. Australia farmer had to buy the product from them and the price is going up so the profit of hard work and investment go to them. They control the market and nations are not really in a position to compete with this rick company. The bee that died from pesticide is only the iceberg as cancer had increase dramatically and my suspicion is that chemical pesticide is the cause.

John Anthony O'Neill
John Anthony O'Neill

The rate at which is world is changing at the hand of global corporations with no environmental responsibility is frightening. The ONLY way to prevent these corporations from destroying our planet is to hit the where it actually hurts them. People need to make purchasing decisions based on the reputation a company has toward environmental impact. Monsanto etc etc. The really big players are well advertised but people need to STOP buying their products.

Dev Prasad
Dev Prasad

Please save the creatures - sae the Environment !

Mark Hallett
Mark Hallett

We have to keep hammering away at this, and other issues that affect species survival and biodiversity by confronting the agrochemical and other companies that only think of profits. Greed and death should not outweigh beauty and life.

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