Will the Last Bee in the Hive Please Turn Out the Lights
Monsanto was recently sold to the Germans at Bayer and its name changed, no doubt to end-run its toxic history. That’s a common ‘business accommodation’ to a long history of ruining farmlands in the name of profit. According to Wikipedia,
The company once manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine growth hormone.
Controversial, were they? DDT brought us Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, PCBs cause liver, gall bladder, biliary tract, gastrointestinal tract, and brain cancer, and may be linked to breast cancer. Agent Orange did its level-best to level all plant-life in Vietnam (plus poisoning our troops, along with masses of Vietnamese) and growth hormones in cattle transferred directly into plastic-packaged meat in the coolers of your favorite grocery. I'd count that as a bit of controversy.
But bees? Who needs ‘em?
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