Scientific sleight of hand and monarch butterflies

The following is an excerpt.

A recent article entitled “Monsanto v Monarch Butterflies” begins by examining the argument that GMO foods are impacting the population of Monarch butterflies.  There are enough references and quotes that indicate that this assertion isn’t particularly viable and that it isn’t likely that Bt toxin plays any role in the issues facing Monarchs.

[But], in the end, this article didn’t refute the issue of population decline in Monarch butterflies.  It may have made the argument that Bt toxins aren’t responsible, but when it came time to examine all the ramifications, we got the typical political response.  “It’s not our fault, if people [in this case farmers] don’t use it properly”.

Related article:  Leaked draft of EU report reveals mixed findings on neonicotinoids and bees

View the original article here: Scientific Sleight Of Hand And Monarch Butterflies

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