GMO Monarch Butterflies


The monarch butterfly is very important within nature’s ecosystem.  The monarch butterfly pollinates different types of flowers and vegetables.  The monarch butterfly is a natural pesticide as it primarily eats insects that destroy plants.  However, there are many different types of animals that prey upon monarch butterflies.  Here is a quick list.

– ants, mantids, wasps, spiders, birds, lizards, mice, toads, and flies.

This list of animals is quite diverse.  Nevertheless, Monsanto is looking for a way to preserve monarch butterflies.  They are looking to create a pesticide that would kill all of those other animals, while making the monarch butterflies resistant to that pesticide.  Basically, the GMO-resistant strains would be injected into the caterpillars in order to create GMO monarch butterflies within their cocoons.


What do you think?

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    • That’s why Monsanto has been around for over 100 years. They just say that they are an agricultural company instead of talking about what they are actually doing. The issues with RoundUp have caused people like myself that are really beginning to research what they really are doing and what they are planning to do in the future.

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