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Environment  (tags: environment, pesticides, butterflies, health, GMO, food )

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We all know that genetically engineered crops and the pesticides they promote can wreak havoc on our farms, food, and environment. But did you know they are also playing a big role in the rapid disappearance of monarchs?


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Cher C (1426)
Friday March 21, 2014, 6:51 am

Thnx hun!


Ben O (140)
Friday March 21, 2014, 6:52 am
Signing, signing, and signing...

Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 6:59 am
S+S-thx Jeanne

Evelyn B (61)
Friday March 21, 2014, 7:05 am
Signed - Thanks

Ruth L (236)
Friday March 21, 2014, 7:11 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher

Friday March 21, 2014, 7:40 am
you did it!
You have added your voice to Protect Monarchs From Pesticides and GMOs.

Thanks Jeanne xx

Michela M (3964)
Friday March 21, 2014, 8:32 am

Sue H (7)
Friday March 21, 2014, 8:32 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Elena J (191)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:05 am

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:06 am
Signed > You have added your voice to Protect Monarchs From Pesticides and GMOs
& Thank you Jeanne

Nicole W (646)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:18 am
You have added your voice to Protect Monarchs From Pesticides and GMOs. ty Jeanne

Vallee R (280)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:24 am
Signed and shared Jeanne - thanks.

Brad H (21)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:30 am

Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:42 am
TY; Jeanne


Mary R (280)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:07 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:57 am
S&N, Thanks

Melania Padilla (123)
Friday March 21, 2014, 12:43 pm

Christine Huff (38)
Friday March 21, 2014, 1:52 pm
All done hon.......Thanks!

David C (108)
Friday March 21, 2014, 3:13 pm
done, thanks.

ValBusy M (83)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:04 pm
N&S. Please, tell your friends and neighbors not to use RoundUp or similar chemicals. They are killing the butterflies and the bees! Also, please let at least part of your yard have "weeds" (aka Native flora) such as milkweed. The butterflies love these!

Candy L (473)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:48 pm
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted

sylvie C (46)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:50 pm
Signed, thanks Jeanne

Antonella C (83)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:54 pm
signed and tweeted twice: in English and Italian

Annemie O (153)
Friday March 21, 2014, 5:13 pm
N & S

Michela M (3964)
Friday March 21, 2014, 5:36 pm

Thanks!!! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
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Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!!
AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, Bushmeat Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection, Bee-killing Pesticides… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead  Thanks!! Michela

Lady Suki (446)
Friday March 21, 2014, 6:53 pm

Vicky P (476)
Friday March 21, 2014, 8:54 pm
noted, signed

penny C (83)
Friday March 21, 2014, 10:17 pm

Marie W (67)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:09 pm

Tina F (113)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 12:45 am
Signed. Thanks!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 3:10 am

John Holton (344)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 4:19 am
S and N

Frances Darcy (124)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 7:33 am

Best B (81)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 7:51 am

Anne P (174)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 8:17 am
Gladly signed - very important. Thanks, dear Jeanne!

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 3:05 pm
you did it!
You have added your voice to Protect Monarchs From Pesticides and GMOs.

Zoe and Art Oguyo (346)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 3:52 pm
We did it, too.

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 12:31 am
noted and signed thank you

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 1:28 am
Yes I protect them :)

E Away J (62)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 4:33 am
Noted & signed. Thanks.

Mary T (356)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 7:05 pm
Thank you Jeanne - signed,noted & shared

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:03 am
You have added your voice to Protect Monarchs From Pesticides and GMOs

Sharon Davidson (371)
Monday March 24, 2014, 2:45 pm

Nikki B (129)
Monday March 24, 2014, 5:14 pm
Noted and signed. Thansk Jeanne.

Ameur Ameur (16)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 5:33 am
Signed my friend - Thanks

Franco Di Palma (374)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 8:08 pm
Signed. Thanks so much.

Kyle N (1)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 7:46 pm
I do raise Monarch's from time to time, there has been good years and bad. It's not GMO or glyphosate to blame at all. Regardless of where one is, there is no Milkweed in any production crop field. Most is seen along roadside ditch banks, edges of forested area's and CRP fields, Pastures. I keep about 1.5 ac worth of it in an area of my tree's and produces a few hundred Monarch's. The biggest concern has to do with soybean aphids. The population explosion of soybean aphids coincides with the Monarch's move north, just an unfortunate issue. When the population of aphids gets too high 250/plant they must be sprayed to eliminate the population which so happens to be every 2 or 3 yrs. Mostly we hope that natural predators such as ladybeetles, spiders, fungus, parasitic wasps control aphids, but sometimes they just can't keep up. In time with hope, GMO will help in eliminating the need to spray for aphids which would allow the monarch to flourish much better. The same soil fungus that kills aphids or any soft bodied insect also effects all caterpillars. GMO has had nothing to do with the population of Monarch's. But it would be more beneficial to have Milkweed gardens and refuges and hope in time we have a better way to control soybean aphids. We never had an issue with Monarch's until the soybean aphid came along. The weather in Monarch's wintering area is also of concern.

desanka s (416)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 10:53 pm
Added my voice to Protect Monarchs From Pesticides and GMOs.
Thank you Jeanne!

Past Member (0)
Monday March 31, 2014, 10:23 am
Signed and noted, thanks for sharing

Past Member (0)
Monday March 31, 2014, 5:16 pm
noted,sx and shared--ty

Kyle N (1)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 9:23 pm
I earlier stated what is going on with monarch's, read it. GMO's are not the reason for their decline. I would add though, The U.S. Government should increase the acres that go into CRP! they have been reduced by 9 million acres in the past 6 years due to reduced funding.

jeanne schreurs (205)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 5:44 am
Hi Kyle,
If you are a Monarch keeper, why don't I see this on your page?????
This would be very interesting for a lot of people.
What are you doing on Care2???
Promoting GMO's.???

. (0)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 3:25 pm

bria broccoli (13)
Monday April 14, 2014, 7:26 pm
N&S. Thanks, Jeanne.

Kyle N (1)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 12:21 am
Jeanne, I'm here to tell the Facts. Starting in June when they appear here I do selectively bring some caterpillars indoors and placed in a large fishtank with milkweed plants to feed on. Usually up to 20 caterpillars. It only takes a few weeks to grow to point of chrysalis and another 10 to 14 days to emerge into a butterfly. On an average year I may release around 60 monarch's. The caterpillars are among milkweed in my area until early Sept., by mid to late Sept there are in the range of hundreds to thousands of butterflies getting ready to head south in my tree's as well as the ones at another farm. around 25% of caterpillars die from fungal infection (hot, humid weather) , some from molting issues, but only around 60% make it to become a flying butterfly. You don't want much wind when the monarch is in it's pupae stage because if it is knocked off the plant it's on it's a goner. I do put the blame on the asian soybean aphid (some company in Chicago imported infested soybeans) to the reduction of monarch's because farmers do HAVE to control the aphids with an insecticide if needed on certain years or risk losing their crop. Insecticide is not related to GMO. GMO has had no reduction in Milkweed area's as milkweed will not grow in tilled soil where the crops are grown leaving GMO as a non issue here.

Kyle N (1)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 1:24 am
Oh, and BTW a normal field application of Glyphosate (roundup) does not necessarily kill milkweed very well if directly hit, it only suppresses it temporarily, Over mowing of roadsides does impact milkweed more than anything as well as loss of CRP acres. So, why not ask Congress to increase funding to increase CRP acres instead, it would be far more beneficial.

jeanne schreurs (205)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 2:30 am
Indeed Insecticide is not directly related to GMO.
Glyphosate doesn’t kill monarchs directly but, rather, kills their primary food source. Milkweeds are critical to the monarch’s survival because they are the only plants monarch larvae will eat. But the most important milkweed for monarchs is being demolished largely by the increasingly rampant use of glyphosate in conjunction with genetically engineered crops. Fewer milkweeds means fewer monarchs.

Kyle N (1)
Friday April 18, 2014, 11:55 pm
GMO and Glyphosate has no part in this. but here is 3 causes. 1. cool weather, drought in mexico. 2. U.S. once had 38 million acres of CRP, then president Obama has ordered it cut to 24 million acres by 2017 as part of his cost cutting program, CRP is part of the Farm Program, it's funding got cut. It's preferred that CRP be in the 30 to 35 million acre range for best habitat, security. 3. introduction of the soybean aphid from China, it's rapid population increase if not kept in check does REQUIRE insecticide treatment when needed at a population of 250 aphids per plant to avoid runaway population levels which do reach 2,000 per plant 7 days later causing plant death. Those treatments do effect monarch's. The BEST solution is to come up with aphid resistant soybeans. End result: BLAME THE SOYBEAN APHID! Get plant breeders to push harder for aphid resistant varieties therefore putting an end to threat to the monarch. Reason why glyphosate has no part in it is because there has been no milkweed in tilled fields, crops to begin with, so there is no change there with milkweed populations, glyphosate is ONLY used within a tilled field/ crop boundry, not outside of it leaving milkweed along roads, ditches, CRP, buffer strips, grazing land free for milkweed to grow.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 1:59 pm
Signed and noted

Sheila S (48)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 12:03 am
Just signed and shared.

Ralph F (68)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 5:57 am
Noted / previously signed

Glen Venezio (217)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 8:15 am

Kyle N (1)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 1:19 am
This I will NOT sign, as in the next few years, GMO will help save the monarch. Can't blame GMO for what's going on with the monarch, Blame China and their introduction of the soybean aphid that must be sprayed to avoid losing a crop. Working to make soybeans resistant to aphid infestations.

Helen Thompson (1)
Saturday March 28, 2015, 6:15 pm

Kai Bach (20)
Thursday April 2, 2015, 2:15 am
signed and shared.
ty :)

David Thieke (6)
Tuesday April 7, 2015, 2:23 am
Signed . Thanks Jeanne !

Sayenne H (92)
Monday May 11, 2015, 1:56 am

Yuliya Grishina (129)
Thursday May 21, 2015, 6:24 am
Signed and shared. Thanks

Kelly Hickey (8)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 9:15 am
signed and noted

Shirley P (2)
Saturday June 13, 2015, 4:05 pm
We are really on the brink of losing our democracy. Already, piece by piece, has been harmed and it is getting much worse with current events. Fight against the TPP, such damages will be done if it gets passed. Also, we citizens cannot read anything about TPP, as it is being held top secret by our federal government and White House. If we don't fight back Now, it soon will become too late to do so, short of a total revolution in America. This land was created for the PEOPLE, and not for the special interest groups, corrupt elected politicians, and huge corps such as Monsanto and many others. Our foods now contain ingredients that we, the American citizens, cannot know about, we are the only country which keeps its citizens in denial of the right to know what is in their foods, what does that tell you?? America is in real trouble at the present time and the danger of losing our rights in America is Very Real. Will the wealthy in the USA win out in the end, and our cherished democracy fail to be retained.??

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 10:53 am
Signed. Thanks!

Debra Phillips (77)
Friday July 10, 2015, 5:49 am
signed and noted

Helga Ganguly (138)
Monday July 20, 2015, 9:14 pm
I saw one a few weeks ago,When we were children,we all had butterfly collections. I don't remember the last time I've seen anything but a cabbage butterfly. For a child,seeing my first blue swallowtail ,I felt I had just been connected to a magic fairy land. Now I realize there were evil giants in the land buying things with which to pollute the air and water and they were named Koch and they subverted everything they touched-because they could.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 26, 2015, 7:09 pm

Paulett Simunich (0)
Saturday August 8, 2015, 9:59 am
Signed and shared!!! Thank you!!! Our grandchildren do not see these beautiful butterflies.....What a shame
We have lost sooooo much in just a few generations!!!

Jennifer Koba (0)
Friday August 21, 2015, 6:26 pm
signed! every year I help the monarch population by ensuring every caterpillar that wanders to my milkweed has enough to grow and flourish. ive been wanting to go as far as helping in the tagging process but I have no idea where to start. till then I just make sure that every butterfly that lands on my plants and leaves their young can rest easy knowing I will take excellent care of them. I have always been a butterfly lover and Im proud to help raise them each year. :-) One day I hope to travel to Mexico to see where their migration leads them. I hear its breathtaking!

Neill Abayon (667)
Tuesday September 8, 2015, 5:37 am
s and s. thanks for posting.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 12, 2015, 12:45 am

Trish Munro (4)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 9:09 pm
The petition is still valid. Countries are beginning to ban GMO products. Russia already has, with more european countries to follow. This is great news and hopefully one day, GMO products will cease to exist. Pesticides are a more direct problem and urgent action must be taken if we are to preserve the species.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Saturday October 10, 2015, 10:13 am

Nikola Iliev (0)
Monday October 12, 2015, 2:57 am
Signed and noted.Thanks for sharing

Jen S (121)
Monday October 19, 2015, 12:31 pm
Signed happily; I keep a small patch of milkweeds at the edge of my garden for them. In a good year, they are breathtaking! Glorious!

Anne F (17)
Wednesday October 21, 2015, 4:00 pm
important to end use of harsh chemicals on home landscaping

Jennifer Kramer (0)
Monday November 9, 2015, 9:39 pm
Signed and noted, and thanks for sharing....people are so clueless to the damage these toxins cause, all around the earth and all through everything....not to mention all the other poisons, toxic waste, radiation, etc....sorry for the rant frightens and angers me at the obliviousness, and indifference I see everyday..or worse those who do know the hell they are helping create yet do it anyway..

Monika A (94)
Sunday November 15, 2015, 4:08 pm
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