Monsanto vs the Monarch: The main cause of the monarch butterfly’s decline is the loss of milkweed — its food — in its U.S. breeding grounds, a new study has found. That all but confirms that the spread of genetically modified crops is indirectly killing the monarch. Insect Ecologist Chip Taylor agrees. He also blames GMO crops for the collapse of the Monarch butterfly. If the Monarchs can be said to have a fatal flaw, it’s that they’re are entirely dependent upon milkweed. The long-term loss of the Monarch’s milkweed habitat has been due to the adoption of herbicide-tolerant crops. “I don’t think there’s any question about it. The statistics are really quite clear.” -Chip Taylor, Insect Ecologist and Founder of Monarch Watch. What price we pay for GMO technology.
Plant milkweed! SAVE THE MONARCH!
Free milkweed seeds (or make a small donation if you are able) here: http://www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds.htm
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