Colony Collapse Disorder – by Design – remember the Biblical 7 years of feast in ancient Egypt, Pharaoh & Joseph ? This time the famines are man made by the NWO ! Get your food storage house in order ! Be prepared = Prepper ! (potential causes of CCD = barium and aluminum in Chemtrails, fluoride & radio isotopes in tap water irrigation systems, Monsanto Round Up pesticides and herbicides, fertilizers, GMOs, smart meters, cel phone towers, HAARP etc)
BEES IN GLOBAL EXTINCTION! – Confirmation of the UN – World Food Crisis!
Friends of our little planet, be prepared! Today, March 21, 2011 – For several decades, colony collapse disorder (CCD) — a mysterious condition where entire bee colonies die for seemingly no obvious reason — has been inflicting bee populations across both Europe and the US. But scientists from the United Nations (UN) say the phenomenon is now a global crisis, afflicting bees across China, Japan, and Africa, as well as in other places. The report, issued by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), explains what many NaturalNews readers already know — mainly that without bees, there will be no more food. Bees are one of nature’s primary pollinators, and over 70% of the world’s food supply relies on them to grow. Human beings have fabricated the illusion that in the 21st century they have the technological prowess to be independent of nature,” said Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director. “Bees underline the reality that we are more, not less, dependent on nature’s services in a world of close to seven billion people.” One such mode of “technological prowess” is the flagrant and irresponsible use of genetically-modified organisms (GMO). GMO technology is heavily reliant on the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides, which several recent studies have pinned to the widespread bee deaths. In January, a leaked document revealed that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actually knowingly approved a bee-killing pesticides known as clothianidin. This Bayer CropScience chemical has been identified as a primary instigator of CCD, and yet it has remained freely available on the market since 1993 when the EPA first approved it.
It seems that Bayer and Monsanto should have some plan to feed future population remaining with synthetic diets, provided only by their laboratories for a total dependence on the next generations of this doomed planet! It’s a logical explanation for them are doing it consciously, and deliberately, to this precarious habitat on our little planet Earth. Eliminating birds, fish, insects, and consequently 70% of agricultural crops through the total extinction of bees, an irreparable loss to this small world that can become gray instead of blue in a very short time. Our condolences to all of us powerless ordinary people!. Can we do something to prevent this?
This matter was aired on http://www.natural News.com, with which we share our outrage and concern about the future of this planet.
Neonicotinoid pesticides tied to crashing bee populations, 2 studies find
A bee with a transmitter glued to its back was one of the specimens in a study that used the radio technology to track what happened to bee colonies exposed to a widely used pesticide.
By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com
A widely used farm pesticide first introduced in the 1990s has caused significant changes to bee colonies and removing it could be the key factor in restoring nature’s army of pollinators, according to two studies released Thursday.
The scientists behind the studies in Europe called for regulators to consider banning the class of chemicals known as neonicotinoid insecticides. In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency told msnbc.com that the studies would be incorporated into a review that’s currently under way.
A pesticide trade group questioned the data, saying the levels of pesticide used were unrealistically high, while the researchers said the levels used were typical of what bees would find on farms.
“Our study raises important issues regarding pesticide authorization procedures,” stated Mikael Henry, co-author of a study on honey bees. “So far, they mostly require manufacturers to ensure that doses encountered on the field do not kill bees, but they basically ignore the consequences of doses that do not kill them but may cause behavioral difficulties.”
“There is an urgent need to develop alternatives to the widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides on flowering crops wherever possible,” added the authors of the second study on bumble bees.
Last week, a coalition of environmental groups and beekeepers asked the EPA to suspend the use of the pesticide, which is widely used in flowering crops like corn, sunflower and cotton to combat insects.
The studies are the first to go outside the lab and into the fields, where the experts said they detected how the pesticide impacts bees as they collect pollen and pollinate flowers and crops.
Honey bee populations have been crashing around the world in recent years, and pesticides have been suspected, along with other potential factors such as parasites, disease and habitat loss, in what’s known as Colony Collapse Disorder. In the U.S., some beekeepers in 2006 began reporting losses of 30-90 percent of their hives, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Combating Colony Collapse Disorder is hardly an esoteric exercise. The USDA notes that “bee pollination is responsible for $15 billion in added crop value, particularly for specialty crops such as almonds and other nuts, berries, fruits, and vegetables.
“About one mouthful in three in the diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination,” it adds.
Published in the peer-reviewed journal Science, one study by British scientists looked at honey bees and the other by French scientists examined bumble bees, which unlike honey bees live in the wild but also are key pollinators.
In the bumble bee study, researchers concluded that colonies treated with nonlethal levels of the pesticide “had a significantly reduced growth rate and suffered an 85% reduction in production of new queens” compared to colonies without the pesticide.
“It was quite massive,” researcher Penelope Whitehorn said of the reduction at a press conference Thursday. (Click here for audio of the news conference.)
“Bumble bees have an annual life cycle and it is only new queens that survive the winter to found colonies in the spring,” the authors noted. “Our results suggest that trace levels of neonicotinoid pesticides can have strong negative consequence for queen production by bumble bee colonies under realistic field conditions, and this is likely to have a substantial population-level impact.”
In the honey bee study, radio transmitters were attached to the back of bees to see how they foraged in conditions with and without the pesticide.
The pesticide, the researchers concluded, impaired the homing ability of bees and exposed bees were two to three times more likely to die while away from the hive. That “high mortality … could put a colony at risk of collapse” within a few weeks of exposure, especially in combination with other stressors, they noted.
“We were actually quite surprised by the magnitude,” Henry told reporters.
CropLife America, a pesticides trade group, said in a statement that the studies “fail to account for the many real-world factors that impact bee and colony health, and the researchers used unrealistic pesticide dose levels that are not commonly found in practical field situations in agriculture.”
Dave Goulson, a University of Stirling researcher with the bumble bee study, countered that the scientific papers “are the closest studies to date to look at the real world situation.”
A leading U.S. researcher said the honey bee study “did use a higher dose than we have seen in pollen and nectar.”
That study is “not fatally flawed,” added Jeff Pettis of the USDA’s Bee Research Laboratory, “but the higher dose must be considered as being a factor in why they saw the loss of bees.”
“The bumble bee study, however, used a very realistic dose and the effect on reproduction was the major finding,” he told msnbc.com. “The bumble bee study was very convincing in my opinion in being realistic and showing a significant impact on reproduction.”
CropLife America spokeswoman Mary Emma Young said the dose in the bumble bee study was “a high level, but not as excessive” as in the honey bee study, and that “similar studies on bumble bees did not show these effects, so more research may be needed.”
In the honey bee study, the authors said they tested the bees at an “intensive cereal farming system” in France and used sublethal amounts of thiamethoxam, “a recently marketed neonicotinoid substance currently being authorized in an increasing number of countries worldwide for the protection of oilseed rape, maize and other blooming crops foraged by honey bees.”
Goulson noted that EPA rules don’t require pesticide makers to test the product as bees navigate over natural distances and yet that “is where the problems seem to start.”
The EPA, contacted by msnbc.com, said it has “begun reviewing the two studies … and they will be considered” as part of an ongoing process that reviews chemicals. Non-EPA scientists will weigh in at a special meeting in the fall, it added.
The prevailing view among most scientists and regulators is that “complex interactions among multiple stressors” are to blame, the EPA stated. “While our understanding of the potential role of pesticides in pollinator health declines is still progressing, we continue to seek to learn what regulatory changes, if any, may be effective.”
Occupy Monsanto Poland Dumps Thousands of Dead Bees in Protest
On March 15, over 1,500 beekeepers and anti-GMO protesters marched through the streets of Warsaw, depositing thousands of dead bees on the steps of the Ministry of Agriculture in protest of genetically modified foods and their pesticides which are together largely responsible for the killing off of bees, butterflies, moths and other beneficial pollinators in great numbers.
Later that day the Minister of Agriculture, Marek Sawicki, announced plans to ban MON810, which has already produced millions of hectares of pesticide resistant “superweeds” in the US.
The Polish Beekeepers Association organized the protest, joining forces with International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC) and the Coalition for a GMO Free Poland. Targeting Monsanto’s MON810 GM corn in particular, they also called for a complete ban on all genetically engineered crops as well as the pesticides found to be most damaging to the environment (and particularly to bees).
In 2008, the Polish Parliament banned GM feed, including both the planting and importing of GM crops. “Despite this progressive step,” reports Food Travels, “the European Commission has refused to accept regional bans on GMOs, keeping Polish farmers, producers, and activists on the offensive.”
Regardless, says the ICPPC, “None of the nine European Union countries that have already prohibited MON 810 did so by asking the permission of the EU.”
There was a great variety of attire as beekeepers dressed in their work bee suits and masks and ran their hive smoke guns as they marched, many wore yellow jackets with the famous Einstein quote, and many more original signs, props, and costumes. Go here for more photos.
The ICPPC is asking Polish residents to write Minister of Agriculture Marek Sawicki, demanding that he implement an immediate moratorium on GM crops, without waiting for EU approval.