Monday Journalistic Moment

Bees

I don’t really use my blog for anything but my personal writing these days, all “journalistic” activities are kept to various different places. However, there are times, like now, when I break my self-imposed rules because I care very much about a particular cause. I am not an “environment freak”, but I do care about our planet and the state we are going to leave it in for our children. I won’t even get started on Monsanto because this is not the place…so let’s just say that I have written at length about it, and that in France in particular, we are virulent in our opposition to this “monster” of a company. 

If you want to know more about Monsanto and the real harm it has caused (and is still causing) the world, you can do so over here: Millions Against Monsanto 

But the real point of my post today is the huge threat facing the world’s bees and other pollinators. So few people seem to really care about this and I’m wondering if they actually realise what the ultimate disappearance of pollinators would mean for the planet. In any case, here’s a very good Washington Post article about it: Unprecedented scientific report says bees and other pollinators are in dire need of our help 

I don’t usually do this, but if you are in any way interested and willing to help a little bit, here’s a link for you: Help Stop Bees From Going Extinct 

Image credit: Sumofus.org

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34 thoughts on “Monday Journalistic Moment

  1. Ah! My blogger-friend, BeeHappee, wrote about this very problem some time ago. Frightening and disheartening, to say the least . . . and, yes, it DOES worry me very much! Thank you for using your blog to spread the word. All the best to you w/blessings

    P. S. Also, thank you for the great (and important) links!

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    1. I’m glad there are people out there who care about this problem. Sometimes I despair at what humans are doing, to the planet, to themselves. But, I’m not going to be a moody bitch today, lol, so I’ll just say: thank you for reading, taking the time to comment, and caring too 🙂
      Take care & have a gorgeous day 💜

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  2. Bees are indeed in great danger, without much concern by the “powers-that-be”. And I understand that 70-80% of pollinization is done by bees… So if the bees become extinct, 70-80% of Flora will die too? Hey! Wake up everyone…
    (Thanks for that post) 😉
    Et bonne semaine quand même.

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  3. Where I live, we are bee-conscious. Bee gardens abound and if anyone uses herbicides or pesticides they get lectured! You’re right that the impact could be devastating on the food supply. The chemicals that impact the bee’s nervous system have an impact on humans too (this rise in autism is linked to glyphosate, a key component in Monsanto products). Thank you for spreading the word. I second your urging that people learn as much as they can about the use of chemicals in our food and environments. 🙂

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    1. I’m glad there are some who understand and care about the bees, and the impact of chemicals on everything and everyone. It’s brilliant that you have bee gardens, where I come from in France we have them too…but it’s not enough and it won’t save pollinators if giant companies like Monsanto keep “infecting” the earth with their “poison” 😦

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      1. It’s not enough here either. The shift away from herbicides and pesticides (chemicals in general) has to happen on a much larger scale. There are already areas in the US where there aren’t enough bees to pollinate crops. It’s insanity.

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  4. It’s so true, I am glad you addressed this. Monsanto has created a monster and the powers that be are welcoming it with open arms. The disappearance of our polinators is more than a bit troubling but could be forewarning of famine’s in the future…so disturbing. Thank you.

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  5. I’ve read a lot about Monsanto and already done my it with Sumofus.org, it really is amazing how little people seem to think it will affect the planet, the world needs to listen.

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    1. That’s fantastic! Thank you for “doing your bit”, Monsanto and other such companies have so much power and money behind them, the only way to counteract that is to have as many of us “little people” stand up to them.
      Thanks again for understanding and caring 🙂

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  6. Thank you for raising awareness Nat! I had no idea how frightening and massive the effects of this problem would be.
    Thanks for providing the link to this article as well. I’m gonna have to spread the word among many friends.

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  7. A tragic state of affairs! Butterflies are also pollinators, especially the Monarch (also in grave danger) My back yard is miniscule, but I will plant milkweed this summer. I live in a Monarch migratory path. There used to be clouds of Monarchs, now I only see a few each year. They need Milkweed for the caterpillars to feed on.

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    1. It’s great that you’re doing your bit! I wish more people did, I didn’t know about the Monarch butterfly but I’m not surprised by what you’re telling me, it’s the same story everywhere and about so many different species – it’s really sad.

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