Study ties GMO corn, soybeans to butterfly losses

  • Article by: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 16, 2012 - 9:37 PM

Herbicide-resistant crops can withstand Roundup, which kills monarchs' preferred nesting plant.

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wildfoxMar. 16, 1211:22 PM

When will people realize what we do to the planet we do to ourselves? Humans are an endangered species caused by humans.

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martiankingMar. 16, 1211:59 PM

Any relation to the loss of bee colonies?

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wildfoxMar. 17, 1212:13 AM

Globally 2800 species became extinct in 2011.

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aanodeMar. 17, 1212:17 AM

GMO is dangerous, if you want to know about the dangers of GMO read Seeds of Destruction by F. William Engdahl

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lazer29Mar. 17, 1212:56 AM

The GMO's are killing everything (and everybody) The bee population especially. Without bees we die. America needs to wake up. Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland,and other companies are putting profits ahead of what is best for humans and the planet. GMO crops destroy the intestines of cows, pigs and sheep. What are humans closely related to? When Gmo crops are removed from their diets, these animals improve. To make matters worse....companies do NOT have to label what is GMO food that you and I eat on a daily basis. Do a search and learn for yourselves!

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lordhawhaw1Mar. 17, 12 2:41 AM

Your bellies are full and so is mine. Lets ask the hungry how concerned they are with butterflies.

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davethedogMar. 17, 12 3:21 AM

If only the monarchs were human: autocrat, crowned head, despot, emperor, empress, king, majesty, potentate, prince, princess, queen, sovereign .............instead of the butterfly. sigh.

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Maynard_242Mar. 17, 12 4:27 AM

With all due respect to Ms. Marcotty and her editors, some context would be nice.

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lakimMar. 17, 12 5:15 AM

This is very serious stuff right here. It just goes to show what happens when you try to alter nature. The biology of organisms should not be genetically engineered. We have scientists trying to play God. Wake up people.

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ticknoMar. 17, 12 5:38 AM

Now, not only is corn killing us, it's killing our butterflies. I leave milkweed grow all over my property. It's a lot nicer than that ugly monocultured bluegrass that I have to waste time and energy maintaining.

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