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Monsanto, A Potential Contributor To Colony Collapse Disorder, Buys Bee Research Firm

Faced with accusations that crop pesticides contribute to bee die-off, Monsanto did what any corporation looking to protect its business would do: It bought a bee research firm.

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Faced with accusations that crop pesticides contribute to bee die-off, Monsanto did what any corporation looking to protect its business would do: It bought a bee research firm. The firm, Beeologics, has for years studied colony collapse disorder, a growing phenomenon where bees mysteriously disappear from their colonies. We’ll leave it to your imagination to figure out what Monsanto plans on doing with the company.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more

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