This is one of those study result revelations that bolsters the FrankenFood/GMO-Labeling hype – despite the fact that, technically speaking, the revelation is about an applied chemical rather than manipulation of a gene. It just gets thrown into the same big bucket as other Giant Corporate (Agri)business is Harming the World in the Name of Profit revelations.
It would be great if the bees’ gut-flora could develop a resistance, but how quickly can that occur? Furthermore, if the flora in the bees’ guts can develop a resistance to glyphosate, couldn’t the flora in the pest-insects’ guts (or the pests themselves) also develop resistances? Then it’s just a race – over which we have little to no influence – for whether the bees or the unwanted pests develop their resistances first. And if/when the pests develop their resistance, then we’re back to “What else can we do to this crop to battle the pests?”
Do people really spend millions upon millions
To make us think we care about the planet…
At the same time polluting and looting the only world we’ve got
So they can maximize their profit?