AUSTRALIA: Beekeepers fear ruin with potential GE crop contamination of honey
Tasmanian beekeepers apparently unaware of the risks involved in projects with Monsanto and Aventis are facing potential ruin amid fears that their bees are contaminated with genetically engineered canola pollen. The two major agribusinesses convinced many beekeepers to place their hives close to GE-canola crops in a bid to facilitate pollination and increase production. The problem has now been raised following findings in Europe that honey can be contaminated with GE pollen. Health Minister Michael Wooldridge will investigate the situation after a report is prepared, and speculation as to the future for the beekeepers is rife.
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