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Yet Another Fallout From GMOs: No More Monarch Butterflies?


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Rose
- 361 days ago - sustainablebusiness.com
This year, every siting of a Monarch butterfly - and indeed, butterflies in general, has been precious because there have been so few. In fact, Monarchs are at their lowest population levels in decades and a major culprit is widespread planting of



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Teresa W. (691)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:00 am
horrible
 

A F. (132)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 2:17 pm
we have to stop this!
 

June M. (105)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 2:21 pm
thanks Rose for sharing
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 2:21 pm
I had just read an article about the very small number of Monarch Butterflies in Ontario, where they rest before going south. This is so sad for they are so beautiful!
Thanks Rose.
 

Birgitta S. (235)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:42 pm
:-(((((((((((((
 

Roger Garin-michaud (63)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:57 pm
noted, thanks
 

Sprite D. (207)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:07 pm
TY, noted. No bees, no butterflies, no berries, no nuts........... happy chemical-infested food makers.......... YECH!

I wonder how many ANIMAL UNFRIENDLY companies there are and which ones are friendly to animals?
Anyone know? Ty
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:13 pm
How are they dying off so fast. Not poaching. O_o
 

Franck R. (52)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:44 pm
Noted
 

Tanya W. (52)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 5:40 pm
Just too sad! Always the innocents that must fall because of human's greed....
 

Luis Brantuas (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:31 pm
Noted.
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:34 pm
Corn based ethanol took off, as a money crop, as soon as George W. bush mentioned it in one of his State of the union messages, or speech at inauguration!
More shame in his legacy!
I have been reporting monarch sightings, in the fall, to JourneyNorth.org for some bunch of years; used to have Asclepias Tuberosa, that beautiful Butterfly Weed, planted at my former home.
This damned Monsanto monster will wind up costing soo mucht o undo, and by then the monarchs will be gone, who knows about the bees?
Monarch Watch is out of the U. of Kansas, and is a very valuable site.
Journeynorth.org is a place at which one can follow the migration of a large variety of beings, both north and south, and you can participate in this. They have programs for teachers and schools.
Do check them out.
 

Anette S. (24)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:00 pm
noted
 

Dale O. (190)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:00 pm
Have always loved to see monarch butterflies, it would be tragic if they became extinct to Monsanto's seeds of endless destruction!
 

. (6)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:33 pm
So sad! Noted, thanks Rose.
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (457)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:14 am
Thank you again Mankind for your need to control. Loss. Sadly noted Rose!
 

Frances Darcy (220)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:55 am
sad
 

Christine Boddington (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 2:08 am
This saddens me so very much as part of my children hood memories fade away....I remember here in Australia walking h0me from school and collecting the caterpillers...feeding them up and watching them change colour everday, until one morning you woke up to see the spinning had started and eventually the cocoon. .. Then wait to see this beautiful Monarch Butterfly emerge ... WOW!!!!. And at that time of year when the Monarchs illied the air it was wonderful....the last time I had that feeling of a butterfly landing on my was in a controlled zoo environment. I had noticed the decline just like the frogs and the jars of tadpoles we had. Children today miss this real nature study and sadly only every encounter it on TV or other Visual Media. What are they doing to this beautiful world that God created?.
 

paula eaton (30)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 2:43 am
Our political leaders just keep protecting Monsanto etc, even though they destroy wildlife, the environment and murder lab animals.
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:20 am
You cannot currently send a star to Rose because you have done so within the last day.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:41 am
Noted.
 

Kerstin Strobl (350)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 5:04 am
Thank you Rose for sharing
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 5:08 am
Treasure every life
 

Shanti S. (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 7:25 am
Thank you.
 

SheilaNOMAILPLZ S. (64)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 8:24 am
Important and informative. Sharing this article with friends who are Monarch enthusiasts. Thnx!
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 9:50 am
Very sad. Noted .TY Rose
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 11:31 am
smutne
 

Marija Mohoric (48)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:39 pm
sadly noted
 

Sharon H. (290)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:43 pm
When I read this earlier in the Spring, I bough a bunch of seeds for different kinds of milkweed. My problem is that I have so many trees around and not much sun got to them. Next year I'm going to cut down some Rose of Sharon bushes on the side of the house that actually does get some sun and plant them there.
Now, if I could only get the bats to move into the bat house I put up for them...
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:43 pm
Sad !
 

David Menard (43)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:25 pm
No more GMO's
 

Birgit W. (145)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:28 pm
I just saw my first Monarch butterfly while walking along the shore of Lake Ontario. I did not see any before.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:55 pm
OMG! Can you IMAGINE this? When are these monsters going to be stopped. How horrible!!!!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:56 pm
Thanks Rose.
 

valda p. (13)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 2:38 pm
signed -First the bees-butterflies -animals -environment -planet -then -us.
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 3:12 pm
So sad our goverment is owned by Mons. We will loose everything that is beautiful.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 3:16 pm
Sadly, spreading poison is a practice that will not end soon enough.
Thanks for the article, Rose.
 

Mariette G. (150)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 3:53 pm
Thanks for sharing Rose - very sad indeed!
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:02 pm
thanks Rose
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:08 pm
Last year I had many butterflies on my very large butterfly bush. This year I saw a couple. Either they are at another bush or Monsanto has done its evil work and is responsible for the lack of monarchs. I hope they were just somewhere else this year. Monsanto has too tight a hold on the government. It isn't just religion and politics that should be kept apart but the government and large corporations.
 

Barbara K. (84)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:50 pm
I've been noticing a big decline in butterflies the past few years. We need to stop this madness of killing everything on the planet, including us.
 

Ray M. (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 5:34 pm
A damn shame. I don't see many butterflies, bees or frogs these days. Where and why have they disappeared? Get rid of dangerous pesticides AND Monsanto. They're killers not only to important insects and amphibians but to humans, animals and fish in our oceans, rivers, and streams. A damn shame.
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 6:25 pm
PLEASE!!
Go out and plant as much, and as many varieties of Milkweed as you can.
Asside from getting it locally, if you can, there are mail order catalogues that I have used, and can recommend. I'm sure there are many, many, others: "Bluestone Perennials" is great, at www.Bluestoneperennials.com
There is one with lots of milkweed, I think it is Prairie Nursery, or something like that. They have plants organized by soil types!
Kate, I suggest you check out Journeynorth.org to see what has happened to the monarchs. Maybe you can plant some milkweed, also. If you Butterfly bush is too big, you can cut it way down this fall, and it should come right back up in the springAny one interested ought to look at Journeynorth.com




 

Laura H. (889)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 6:50 pm
In 1981 my next door neighbor; a VERY sweet elderly lady gave me a monarch butterfly. She accidently hurt it while she was gardening and thought I could help.
I took care of the baby for more than 9 months; it was one of the best experiences of my life.
I have a big connection with monarch's; I can't imagine the world without them.
I have and will continue to do all I can to help.

Thanks Rose.
 

Katie D. (84)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 9:46 pm
Thank you Rose!
 

Ruth S. (304)
Monday October 7, 2013, 6:55 am
I have only seen a handful of Butterflies in the last 7 years, very sad.
 
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