Bees Fight Back Against Colony Collapse Disorder: Genetically Modified Honey Bees Toss Out Varroa Mites

ScienceDaily ”” Honey bees are now fighting back aggressively against Varroa mites, thanks to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) efforts to develop bees with a genetic trait that allows them to more easily find the mites and toss them out of the broodnest. Read Article

The Historian – The irony of this story is that one of the likely causes of CCD was GM crops (due to their in-built pesticides), and the solution being presented is GM bees. The danger however, as with all GM animals and plants, is that ultimately someone owns the patent. The question in this case is who?

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