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Pesticides for GMOs Driving Monarch Butterfly Populations to 'Ominous' Brink


World  (tags: world, Mexico, GMOS, PESTICIDES, BUTTERFLIES )

Rose
- 2194 days ago - commondreams.org
The migratory population of the monarch butterfly has reached an "ominous" low, researchers in Mexico announced Wednesday.



   

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penny C (83)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:05 am
I love Monarch & all butterfly.Sad indeed.Thanks Rose.
 

Linda Freeman (2)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:23 am
Looks like a combination of extreme ignorance of what science is doing to our earth and its inhabitants OR a total lack of caring--maybe both
 

Varcolac Veroscarius (93)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:57 am
Shame on GMO's promoters!.
 

Christeen A (300)
Friday March 15, 2013, 1:01 pm
Quite sad. Now let's do something about it. Thank you.
 

Yvonne Taylor (37)
Friday March 15, 2013, 1:45 pm
More than the Monarchs are in danger because of Monsanto and counterparts! Thank you for the article, signed petition
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday March 15, 2013, 2:04 pm
Noted. Thanks for the info, Rose. Monarchs are critical to our eco-system.
 

Dianna M (16)
Friday March 15, 2013, 2:50 pm
All those bad sci-fi movies were right--it'll be some mad scientist that destroys the world. In this case, the mad scientist--well, scientists--work for Monsanto.

I look forward to the Monarch migration every September, when I get a bunch of them feeding on the blooms of my sedum.

". . . not with a bang but a whimper . . . "
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday March 15, 2013, 4:33 pm
Last year was an exciting year for me with quite a number of Monarchs laying their eggs on the milkweed that we have. Every day I'd go out and photograph all the caterpillars that were chewing away. I always feel like a child when I follow the monarchs through our meadow. I can't imagine a world without them.
Plant milkweed, everybody. We can help them by doing this.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 15, 2013, 7:09 pm
WE NEED THEM
 

Winn A (179)
Friday March 15, 2013, 7:10 pm
Noted
 

catherine Buchanan (113)
Friday March 15, 2013, 7:27 pm
no one wants gmo. the proof is the real organic market continues to expand. the only goal of the gmo is to control the food source. control the food source and then control the people. and the theory is our government is not a dictatorship. lol!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 15, 2013, 10:01 pm
Bayer, Monsanto, climate change, poisons, pesticides and encroachment into the forests in a tiny hilly spot by humans is creating this tragic loss of beautiful life. We can do more! Sign every petition, and go organic vegan to reject and reduce the amounts of pesticides, toxins in all elements.
 

Bill Eagle (41)
Friday March 15, 2013, 10:45 pm
This is really sad.
 

tiffany t (142)
Friday March 15, 2013, 10:48 pm
every action has a reaction " When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money."

Cree Prophecy
 

Robert O (12)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:39 pm
I heard a report on the radio about people wondering what might be causing the monarch butterfly population to dwindle. The answer is in this posting. How terrible for the butterflies since they're so awesome.
Thanks Rose.
 

Ruth C (87)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 6:50 am
I agree Yvette.
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 8:08 am
"Give me spots on my apples." Joni Mitchell
 

Roger Hawcroft (39)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 1:29 pm
@tiffanyt - if only more people in the world would recognise the truth that so many so-called "primitive" people's knew - it seems to me that they took much better care of their environments and the flaura and fauna in them than we, with our so called "civilisation" and advancement do now. I live in Australia, or indigenous peoples looked after the environment for some 50,000 years, at least - in 200 we have gone a good way to wrecking it.
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:52 pm
Very sad. We really seem to kill everything.
 

Connie O (45)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:54 pm
I plan on planting milkweed this spring...
 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 8:41 pm
Frightening, the continual spread of the Monsanto Plague continues to wreak havoc with Nature. Proper care of the environment is a necessity.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 5:51 am
What is it, warming trends or Monsanto, we can't blame evryone (well we can, but not 100% each).
 

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 11:35 am
Noted
 

Patricia R (13)
Monday March 18, 2013, 3:09 pm
gracias
 

Melania Padilla (123)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:30 pm
Sharing.... ;(
 

Debbie Crowe (87)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:00 am
I hate the milkweed plant, but I let it grow all down my fence to attract the Monarchs! I know we had a drought last summer and it was extremely hot, but I only had a few Monarchs to eat on the Milkweed plants.
I hope this summer is better!!
 
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