Is Monsanto Planning Super Bees ?

Discussion in 'Bee News' started by Beefarmer, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Beefarmer

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  2. riverrat

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    I question whether their interest is in a super bee. Or are they buying out a company that could cause them problems down the road with research? Sometimes its cheaper for a company to buy another and moth ball them than it is to let it grow to a point of causing major problems.
     

  3. Marbees

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    First, the news was Monsanto bought Remembee from Beeologics.
    Now, they bought the whole company.
    Don't know what to think.
     
  4. crazy8days

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    Monsanto will probably patent bees that are Roundup tolerant. You will have to buy their bees but you will not be able to raise bees to sell. If s,o they will sue you till you owe them your life and your children's, children. They have ruined many farmers.
     
  5. Omie

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    Common corporate tactic- buy up the companies that either are your competition or can work against you. Buy them up and then you can control them or just kill them off.
    Follow the money.
     
  6. Dbure

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    Crazy8days is correct. Monsanto stops at nothing to destroy anyone in their way. Whatever their plans are to develop anything in regards to bees is meant to benefit only one group, and that will be themselves. They have already corrupted the food supply and will soon extend it to bees and honey through their playing God. They see an industry that is standing in their way and are looking for a means to destroy it. It would not surprise me if it's more about developing crops that don't need bees for pollination after they succeed in eradicating them with their poisons. Anyone involved with them or selling out to them should be ashamed.
     
  7. riverrat

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    Kinda of like down here a fellow designed and scrapped up enough money to build one of the first bi-rotor combines. JD and the others big companies didnt take him serious until he had 2 built and cutting wheat with them they had 1/3 the moving parts as a regular combine. John Deere bought him out for a healthy sum of money. At least he hasnt worked since they moth balled the combine and used part of his technology to design there own. Monsanto is the same way. They will buy and moth ball a threat to there business
     
  8. Bens-Bees

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    I hope to one day see Monsanto genetically modifying varroa mites... all it would take to make varroa a non-problem would be for a genetic modification to be made to them that passes on through the male sperm that changes females whose eggs were fertilized with the modified sperm to lay only male eggs and those males would carry the gene modification forward to the next generation... it wouldn't take too long for that to wipe out the majority of the varroa population... of course, there's no profit in that for Monsanto, so they won't do it unless someone pays for it, but who's going to pay the millions of dollars it would take when there would be no profit in doing so?
     
  9. Beefarmer

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    wow what an idea can we do that ?