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  •  Anecdotal evidence (4+ / 0-)

    and therefore absolutely worthless, but a lot of our problems with honeybees came exactly when GM rapeseed (canola) plants started becoming popular here (UK). We don't have as many butterflies the past three years or so either. While climate change and severe cold that occurred over last two winters have been blamed, as well as urbanisation. None of these factors has been so extreme as to explain pollinator decline.
    Plus I observe many dead and dying bees in my yard when the rapeseed bloomed in the surrounding fields, something that never happened until recently.
    Friends in the States claim there are fewer Monarchs as well. I would have to know about conditions in their overwintering grounds, and have a graph of butterfly numbers overlaid with year on year temperature variations to speak to that, but surely someone has done some research.

    "Bootstraps are a fine invention as long as they are attached to boots." blueoasis

    by northsylvania on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 01:18:07 AM PDT

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