Butterflies down in Mexico

Spring may be around the corner, but one sure sign of the season is expected to be sparse this year. Monarch butterflies have reached record low levels in Mexico, meaning few will survive the long trip back to Canada a few months from now.

What’s causing numbers to drop, and how we can reverse the problem?

Tthis is a trend we’ve been seeing for several years, but the most recent numbers are particularly striking. Few butterflies flew south this past fall because of a late breeding season and depleted habitat. even fewer will return.

The monarch butterfly is a sure sign of spring. Thousands return to Southern Ontario from Mexico when the weather turns warm. But not this year.


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Cassina Tarsia says:

You want to know what is causing the problem? Well, it seems clear to me that this time there is only one smoking gun which can easily identified, and that is Monsanto’s GMO corn and soybean crops. These crops are specifically designed so that they can withstand exceptionally heavy doses of Roundup, a toxic herbicide which will literally kill every plant that it touches except for these two genetically modified plants. So, in the process, nearly all of the milkweed plants upon which Monarch caterpillars feed have been destroyed. As if this problem weren’t bad enough, these plants also produce Bt toxin which will also kill any insect which eats it, and this Bt toxin is literally within every cell of the plant, including the leaves, the fruit and even the pollen. When this pollen settles upon a milkweed leaf – if there are any milkweed plants left to settle on – then the Bt toxin will also kill any remaining Monarch caterpillars which happen to eat it. If you doubt what is said here, please look at this link … http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/july2011/GMcropsmonarchbutterflieshabitat.php

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