For Whom the Bee Tolls
“It is ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray.” – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
We know neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides, have been implicated in the mass die-off of honeybees.
But did you know who makes neonics? Syngenta, Bayer CropSciences and Dow Agrosciences.
And did you know who uses them, and for what purpose? Companies like Monsanto, Bayer, Dow Agrosciences . . . in the herbicides and pesticides and seeds they sell to farmers who grow genetically engineered crops. Crops that eventually end up in our food, or in the feed used to fatten up animals in factory farms—animals we slaughter for food.
We need bees in order to grow food, or at least some of it. Yet the food—GMO food—we are growing is killing the bees.