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Industrial Nanotech Enters Agricultural Market With Solution to Multibillion Dollar Crop Crisis

Posted by smeddum on October 17, 2008

 

It remains to seen whether this product actually addresses Colony Collapse Disorder or merely some of the common problems that threaten bees such as the Varroa mite, and various bacterial infections, as the article tends to suggest. There is no discussion of the cause of CCD or electromagnetism. Those of us who have been following this crisis will hope that by some incredible piece of serendipity, that this coating offers a solution, but from a distance it seems highly unlikely

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets: INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology, announced today that the Company has launched a new patented product for the agricultural market which has been proven to provide a solution to the growing crisis that threatens 15 billion dollars worth of crops in the US and billions more worldwide. Failure to halt this decline has the potential to decimate agriculture and triple food prices. Potential revenue to Industrial Nanotech for this product is over 2.5 billion dollars US. Read the rest of this entry »

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`Little Roar’ of Britain’s Bees Goes Silent as Colonies Die Off

Posted by smeddum on August 4, 2008

The real mystery is why these reports (here and here)are being ignored by most Beekeepers and mainstream Journalists, and Government agencies

By Alex Morales

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) — John Chapple stands among a hum of honeybees flying in and out of 10 hives in the gardens of Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s London residence by the River Thames. The insects are buzzing. For now.

Eighteen months ago about two-thirds of the 40 hives that Chapple keeps across the capital died off, including all 12 in his own back yard. London’s beekeepers collectively lost half of their colonies in the past two years. During last winter alone, almost a third of hives across the U.K. lost their bees. Read the rest of this entry »

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As mystery plague threatens to wipe out bees, scientist reveal: our survival depends on them

Posted by smeddum on June 28, 2008

Daily Mail

By ALISON BEJAMIN and BRIAN MCCALLUM

Yet another article that downplays the role of electromagnetism,(see our right sidebar). However, the authors stress the danger of the bee’s extinction is to humanity

The mountains of southern Sichuan in China are covered in pear trees.

Every April, they are home to a strange sight: thousands of people holding bamboo sticks with chicken feathers attached to the end, clambering among the blossom-laden branches.

Closer inspection reveals that children, parents and even grandparents are pollinating the trees by hand.

Key to life: Bees pollinate our crops and without them we’d have seriously limited food supplies Read the rest of this entry »

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Donald Rumsfeld and the bees

Posted by smeddum on June 28, 2008


Unreported knowns transformed into unknown knowns.A little peace of obfuscation and nonsense, presumably from someone on the corporate payroll. The key passage is the attempt to stealthily atribute the decline of the bees to climate change.As if millions of years of climate change ever threatened to wipe out the bees. Contrary to the author’s claim that this is an “unknown” there are decades of scientific study showing the effect of EM radiation on the orientation of bees.

 

The Guardian
How to explain the global plunge in hive populations? Look to the unknown knowns

Slavoj Zizek
The Guardian, Saturday June 28, 2008
Article history
For the past two years, a mysterious disease has been wiping out honeybees in the US and Europe. This catastrophe could have a devastating effect on our food supply: about a third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80% of that pollination. This is how one should imagine a possible global catastrophe: no big bang, just a small-level interruption with devastating global consequences. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sharp decline in bees becomes national issue

Posted by smeddum on June 20, 2008

Bees are a key component in crop reproduction   

Bees are a key component in crop reproduction
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Sharp decline in bees becomes national issue

by Jeremy Allen

20 June 2008 | 10:52          subscription article at (Swisster)
The Swiss government announces measures to discover the reasons behind a sudden and sharp decline in the country’s bee population, and to counter it. Mobile phones, a parasite and insecticides are among the potential culprits.

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