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Save British Bees

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Quartz, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  2. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Lost in the Supermarket.

    Doncaster Borough Council in an attempt to make massive savings, have over the last two years embarked on ploughing up vast swathes of grass verges to save money mowing.
    They have seeded these areas with wild flowers and it is amazing to see these buzzing with bees and swarming with butterflies.
    Also those employees are now working in other areas, without any redundancies being issued.
    First time in twenty five years I have said something positive about the Borough management.
     
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  3. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Lost in the Supermarket.

    Monsanto are worse than arms dealers!
    They are responsible for the high suicide rate among Indian farmers by causing unpayable debts.
     
  4. TheInsider

    TheInsider Active Member

    NFU are arseholes. They are only interested in the landowners - some of their policies in relation to wildlife and smaller landholders (ie those that won't fork out for membership) is shocking. They have a huge legal team that they throw at things but in reality they are just an extension of the bully boy corporations that fund them.
     
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  5. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    They're also partly responsible for horrific birth defects, which continue to this day, caused by Agent Orange in Vietnam. (I fully admit the US government's role, as well).
     
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  6. Flanflinger

    Flanflinger Well-Known Member

    What about saving the Bee Gees as there is only one left.
     
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  7. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    Remind whose plant went kaput in Bhopal ? that was Union Carbide, IIRC, but the run away and let someone else sort out the mess you've left is a common tactic ... not confined to American based multi-nationals, I'll admit.
     
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  8. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Here's a study appearing to prove the link, published in Nature, no less.

     
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  9. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    We in Canada have been fighting against neonicotinoids for years and it is used on everything from food crops to flowers. Also the feds who are hard core conservatives destroyed any environmental integrity Canada had. Tea Party of the North. Sick
     
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  10. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    A little OT, but Outside magazine had this article on tar sands in Alberta. The pictures are horrific:

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    http://www.outsideonline.com/1927156/high-cost-oil

    This particular reporter is quite good. He's also written extensively on the meat packing industry.
     
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  11. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Oh look, Monsanto want to sell us genetically modified flying ants to replace the bees.
     
  12. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Don't these idiots watch cheap disaster movies? We're swapping this


    for this


    and this
     
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  13. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    I've just been told that the Monsanto story originated on a spoof site. Oh well.
     
  14. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

  15. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  16. Duncan2

    Duncan2 Well-Known Member

  17. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    What? Nope. It's an independent study that has provided evidence linking neonicotinoids to a decline in bee population. It has everything to do with the profits of the insecticide manufacturers though.
     
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  18. Duncan2

    Duncan2 Well-Known Member

    Right thanks for that I thought of TTIP in this connection because you would hope that if the Commission decide that neonicotinoids are bad for the environment they would be able to impose a ban whether the insecticide manufacturers like it or not?
     
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  19. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    One would hope so but never doubt the persistence of capital and their legal people when profits are threatened.
     
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  20. coley

    coley Well-Known Member

    IIRC, the EU issued a ban but the UK applied for, and got a limited exemption?
     
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  21. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    So Monsanto and Bayer are planning to merge--ahhhhhhhh!, when approved (matter of short time). I'm sure Monsanto is also trying to rid themselves of their infamous name but I haven't heard of the new name yet. I don't want them to be able to hide their deeds behind new branding. Has anyone heard of the new name yet? Cheers!
     
  22. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Bayer has an equally checkered history they'd like to shed as well.
     
  23. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Lost in the Supermarket.

    I have just read on the Bloomberg site that Bayer will be the name of the merged companies and Monsanto will be no more!
    Plus due to the anti-merge feeling across Europe and America it could be the end of 2017 before the deal is closed.
    Sorry cannot post link from phone.
    BTW if you put Monsanto into Google the first tip that pops up says.
    Monsanto Evil. :)
     
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  24. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    Too true. They are a German company? Are they based in Germany too?
     
  25. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    Cheers, let's call them BayerMonsanto one name
     
  26. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Yes. From 1925 until the end of WWII they were a subsidiary of IG Farben, the patent owner, at the time, of Zyclon B.* At the end of the war the Allies broke up the company into different parts because of the company's association with the Nazis and the use of slave labor. Bayer ended up with a lot of the assets of IG Farben.

    Bayer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    * I think its worth a mention that this chemical is still manufactured and used in some agricultural sectors.
     
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  27. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Saw this in the news the other day and it isn't promising news for bees in the US:

    This Bumble Bee Could Become an Endangered Species
     
  28. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    Oh my gosh of course! What's wrong with me how could we forget thalidomide too!
     
  29. Mab

    Mab Kingston ON Canada

    Canada is way behind America in any protections for bees and the environment in general. Can I say so-called mainstream people in Canada always believe Canada is much more environmentally sound than the states, cleaner safer food and so on when it's the opposite.
     
  30. camouflage

    camouflage Do not read this sentence.

    Evil Corp? Multi-National United? Wayland-Yatuni? Full-Spectrum Planet Fuckers Combine? Soylent Pink (For a better Tommorow) plc?
     
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