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World War Bee

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Saw something on FB about the apocalypse of bees:


    And then sniffed around and found an interesting link-heavy article about Putin's "outrage" over the U.S. and the use of neonicotinoids vis-a-vis Monsanto and Syngenta AG and other chemical companies.

    A world war over the decimation of bees?

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Just curious, Xan (not meaning to flame) but were you really unaware of the collapse in the bee colony population before this recent round of coverage?
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Yes, I did.

    No, I didn't know about the politicization of it all.

    Going to war over bees? Sounds absurd but it's still what's being written about.

    Not to mention, any chance to keep the conversation alive about Monsanto and Syngenta and other chemical companies is a good chance.
  4. Who knew Russia was a hotbed of environmentalism?
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    In Mother Russia, tree hugs YOU!
  6. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    They're only fighting for the straight bees. Fuck Russia.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    America needs to worry about Putin much more than it ever did about Khruschchev and Brezhnev. Khruschchev was all bluster. Putin is a real megalomaniac.
  8. Here me roar

    Here me roar Guest

    Putin's a moot point if all the bees die and we have no food.
  9. Because someone has to

  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Bee colony decimation isn't new, but the evidence more specifically tying it to fungicide and pesticide use is.
  11. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    If only those bees weren't wearing hoodies
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Or fraternizing with other bees at a nightclub that made a particular bee murderous with rage.
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