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    Hummer HumbugHummer
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    An Illinois beekeeper with more than a decade’s worth of expertise about how to successfully raise organic, chemical-free bees is the latest victim of flagrant government tyranny. According to the Prairie Advocate, Terrence “Terry” Ingram of Apple River, Ill., owner of Apple Creek Apiaries, recently had his bees and beehives stolen from him by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDofA), as well as more than 15 years’ worth of research proving Monsanto’s Roundup to be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) destroyed.

    It began last summer when Ingram, who teaches children about natural beekeeping, gave a sample of his honeycomb to IDofA inspector Susan Kivikko

    http://www.naturalnews.com/035920_beekeeper_Illinois_raid.html

    Feel free to add your own links/articles to this thread.

    Look upon it it as another venting avenue.

    #532532
    Hummer HumbugHummer
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    #532533
    threedogsthreedogs
    Member

    I think it is disingenuous to link this apiarist and his troubles to Monsanto. In fact I think it is irresponsible. The man has no proof whatsoever of his ‘research’ (anecdotal) linking a Monsanto herbicide to the demise of his bees. As a highly experienced apiarist he would have known what regulations he had to abide by. He didn’t. The actions of the Govt. Dept. concerned may have not always been reasonable (eg taking his hives when he was not there) but they were within their rights to destroy them and to take the action they did.

    This is exactly the sort of nonsense that does the anti-Monsanto cause absolutely no good whatsoever. Scientific, logical and rational fact based arguments are what is required to have credibility.

    #532534
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    Hello threedogs :wave:

    You are entitled to your opinion.

    This is a thread for articles regarding monsanto & all that they hideously stand for.

    I for one have no intentions of arguing any point of view, scientific or otherwise.

    Have a nice day 🙂

    #532535
    threedogsthreedogs
    Member

    Except that….. Monsanto have no connection whatsoever to the article you have referenced.

    #532536
    Anonymous
    Guest

    seen threedogs responses humbug, if it has nought to do with monsanto causing issues then why where his hives confiscated, and maybe why did he give a sample of his honey comb to one of their officers?

    is there any other info’? lots won’t grasp it but there are heaps of controls coming our way unless we toe their line.

    len

    #532537
    AndreAndre
    Keymaster

    Well.. reading the article and listening to the interview, it would seem that in fact there was no warrant and therefore the seizure of the property and entering the land was in fact illegal.

    The reference to Monsanto (the makers of the poison Roundup) seems to be Terry Ingram’s research – which coincidentally was destroyed as well. Interesting how a ‘foulbrood disease’ can contaminate the research as well.

    As was also stated in the article, why remove most of the hives and not all – if they were contaminated?

    So in effect, yes, there is no evidence (as any potential evidence was destroyed) – what a shame – and how lucky for Monsanto. What a coincidence.

    I’m curious as to what regulations he failed to abide by.

    There was no evidence of foulbrood disease, just the departments say so – which is as strong as Terry’s claim of his evidence. If one is to believe what the Ag Dept. says (without evidence) – then why not believe Terry’s word?

    And, again, as the article explains for those who take the time to read it, he sent a sample to test for chemical contamination as his bees wouldn’t touch it.

    If anything, Terry is probably guilty of being naive in thinking the Ag Dept would do the right thing by him. Obviously, if he wanted it to be tested for chemical contamination, then perhaps he should have sought an independent agency.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/035688_Monsanto_honey_bees_colony_collapse.html

    #532538
    Hummer HumbugHummer
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    #532539
    AndreAndre
    Keymaster

    Here’s an underhanded trick, if a research company has evidence linking your product with CCD, don’t fight them – buy them out.

    http://www.emfacts.com/2012/04/monsanto-co-ops-colony-collapse-disorder-science/

    http://www.progressiveconvergence.com/monsanto-bayer-killing-of-bees.htm

    Not so much about Monsanto, but Bayer is just another tentacle of the biotech-greed machine.

    Who Is Killing Our Honeybees?

    #532540
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    Andre post=356170 wrote: Here’s an underhanded trick, if a research company has evidence linking your product with CCD, don’t fight them – buy them out.

    http://www.emfacts.com/2012/04/monsanto-co-ops-colony-collapse-disorder-science/

    http://www.progressiveconvergence.com/monsanto-bayer-killing-of-bees.htm

    Not so much about Monsanto, but Bayer is just another tentacle of the biotech-greed machine.

    http://www.healthiertalk.com/who-killing-our-honeybees-3038

    It’s nothing short of a despicable & disgusting act these multi-nationals are trying to cover up.. they make me sick :sick:

    It’s only a matter of time before the truth becomes reality.

    The tide is turning!

    #532541
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    Monsanto Has Been Removed And Banned By: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South Australia, Russia, France, and Switzerland!

    http://politicalvelcraft.org/2013/03/23/monsanto-has-been-removed-and-banned-by-austria-bulgaria-germany-greece-hungary-ireland-japan-luxembourg-madeira-new-zealand-peru-south-australia-russia-france-and-switzerland/

    #532542
    Anonymous
    Guest

    we can live in hope humbug, but aussie gov’ too much in bed with the yanks.

    len

    #532543
    mistyhollowsmistyhollows
    Member

    I for one would love to see Monsanto and their linked companies banned from Australia. I too though Len think the Aussies are too much in cahoots with the Yanks and fear what we see here is only the beginning. A friend recently said to me sarcasitcally as I commented on some weeds in the pavers around the veg garden ‘oh that’s right, you don’t use Roundup’. And for very good reason!

    #532544
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion

    http://www.realfarmacy.com/5-million-farmers-sue-monsanto-for-7-7-billion/

    #532545
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster
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