Everyone needs to stop dicking around and seriously do something about this. This is a wide spread matter. If you think honey bees dying out won’t effect us in any way, you are dead wrong. Everyone can do something, ANYTHING, to help. Sign petitions. Boycott. Let government know that this is a serious matter!! If you are a farmer or know someone spread the messages to STOP using insecticides/pesticides and gmos!! Let everyone know!! THERE ARE BETTER ALTERNATIVES. They are bad for us as well causing serious health problems! NOT ONLY THAT BUT BEES POLLINATE MORE THAN JUST FLOWERS!! MOST OF THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WE EAT AND MANY OTHER FOODS. YOU WILL NOT HAVE THEM EVER AGAIN THE SAME WAY WITHOUT THE BEES. COCOA = CHOCOLATE. BEES HELP POLLINATE COCOA. THINK ABOUT NEVER HAVING CHOCOLATE AGAIN. JUST THINK ABOUT THIS. So please!! Everyone! Spread this message!! You CAN make a difference!!
Secondly, GMOs will kill you, in very brutal and nasty ways, some of them involving cancer.
Be aware, people.
Might I add that Einstein had quoted that “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, Man would only have four years left to live…”
Think about that guys. Einstein basically said that without bees we are basically fucked. If the bees are gone we will soon follow…
So I really hope that people are taking this shit seriously now
Because this is really serious.
BEES ARE CUTE OKAY IF THESE FUCKERS DIE OFF IM GONNA BE SAD
If that happened I would kill myself.
PLEASE stop bashing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The leading theory for the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder is the use of pesticides, specifically neonicotinoids. GMOs have nothing to do with the decline of bees.
Also, GMOs represent a tremendous class of organisms. Even if a few GMOs cause problems (and a few GMOs do cause problems), judging every single genetically modified organism by the problems of a few is ludicrous and counterproductive. Besides that, if you want to get technical, JUST ABOUT EVERY ORGANISM WE ‘USE’ IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED. It’s just that we modified most of them via selective breeding instead of direct genetic manipulation.
As a previous poster noted, THIS:
was genetically modified from THIS:
Yes, DOGS ARE WOLVES. And they’d still look like wolves were it not for US screwing with their genes.
We just can do it quicker now, that’s all.
Not enough? You know Kirk Cameron’s argument that bananas are “the atheist’s nightmare" because they’re practically seedless and shaped just right for human hands?
They’re like that because WE GENETICALLY MODIFIED THEM FROM THIS:
Yes, that is a wild banana. (And yes, those are giant SEEDS.) And bananas would still look like that were it not for US screwing with their genes.
We can just do it quicker now, that’s all.
So please, STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT with this demonisation of GMOs. I’ve seen it from lots of people on my general side of the political spectrum (I am a die-hard liberal), and it sickens me. This is meaningless anti-scientific fearmongering, and we should know better than it. GMOs could be saving over half a million children’s lives every year, but you Luddites freaking out about “frankenfoods” have prevented this from happening. THERE IS BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS.
With every advance in human technology, there are people attempting to sabotage it. Remember “COMPUTERS WILL TAKE OUR JOBS!”? No, you’re probably too young to remember that. And long before that— as far back as the 15th century, in fact— the argument was “MACHINES WILL TAKE OUR JOBS!”. That’s one possible etymology of the word “sabotage"— from the action of throwing wooden shoes, or "sabots", into the works of machines.
So please, supposedly liberal and enlightened people of Tumblr, leave the radical anti-progress bullshit to the Republicans. GMOs are simply the latest technological advance of humankind and, like machines, like computers, like nuclear technology, like hammers (which can both create and destroy), they have both GOOD uses and BAD uses, and attempting to oppose the entire technology of genetic engineering is both futile and counterproductive.
Want to fight Colony Collapse Disorder? Great. ADVOCATE FOR THE BANNING OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES. Don’t sit here ranting uselessly about GMOs.