GarryRogers Biosp...
Follow
Find tag "butterflies"
16.6K views | +48 today
GarryRogers Biosphere News
Nature Conservation News and information for animals, plants, and nature.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
Curated by Garry Rogers
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Monsanto’s Roundup system threatens extinction of monarch butterflies - report

Monsanto’s Roundup system threatens extinction of monarch butterflies - report | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Monsanto’s Roundup Ready system – a potent herbicide combined with genetically-modified seeds that can withstand it – has decimated the monarch butterfly’s only source of food in the Midwest, putting it on the edge of extinction, according to a new study.
Garry Rogers's insight:

GR:  Evidence indicates that Monsanto is the principal cause of declining bees and butterflies.  The article includes an interesting diagram showing the personnel overlap between Monsanto and the U. S. Government.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Living Without Herbicides

Living Without Herbicides | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The herbicides used to kill weeds have two undisputed dangers: They can poison arthropods and the animals that eat them, and they eliminate plants that are hosts for Monarch Butterflies and many o...
Garry Rogers's insight:

In 2007, I stopped using herbicides, insecticides, and chemical fertilizers on my farm.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Garry Rogers
Scoop.it!

Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership

Monarchs and milkweed: Probing the plant, pollinator partnership | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
As dwindling populations of monarch butterflies prepared for their annual migration, two undergraduate students in the William & Mary Plant Ecology Lab spent their summer trying to more deeply understand the plants upon which they rely.
Garry Rogers's insight:

Frightening how little we know about the things we love.

more...
No comment yet.