In a few fields in Ontario, Canada, GMO corn was planted and as a result of this action, millions of bees were found dead, said Dave Schuit, a local bee keeper in Elmwood, who lost about 600 hives, or about 37 million bees, which have affected his production greatly.
Schuit explained that ”once the corn was planted millions of bees died“.
What is more frightening is the fact that, many countries in EU have banned the neonicotionid class of pesticides while bee keepers blame the “neonics” orneonicotionids for the massive deaths of the bees and, the US Department of Agriculture still has not issued a law that will ban the neonicotionoids manufactured by Bayer CropScience Inc.
Researchers claim that the beneficial insects, let’s take bees for an example are damaged by two of Bayer’s best-selling insecticides, Imidacloprid and Clothianidin, which are able to get into pollen and nectar. The high death rates in EU and the US countries coincide with the marketing of these pesticides.
Local farmer named Nathan Carey said that he noticed that the number of bees on his farm has significantly decreased this spring, and he believes that if we use insecticides the bees will disappear.
Scientists are strugglingto find the real cause for the deaths of the bees, a phenomenon that is called a “colony collapse disorder” (CCD). There is a same situation in the US and the number of honeybees keeps decreasing in that last seven years.