Monday, May 14, 2007

More Bad News About Corn

Colony Collapse Disorder is may evident with the recent disappearance of bees. Is their disappearance because of all the genetically modified agricultural products...including corn?

Corn (maize), the major such crop, is not a preferred plant for honey bees, although beekeepers who keep bees near corn fields state that "corn is an excellent source of pollen when in tassel"

Corn, soy, sunflower and safflower oils are high in omega-6. In a study, men in the experiemntal group were given corn oil (high in omega-6). Their rate of cancer doubled over the next eight years, compared to men in the control group, who continued eating an average American diet. Before agriculture, there was much less omega-6 in our diet. (from The Shangri-La Diet)
It takes a half gallon of oil to grow one bushel of corn.

Is the disappearance of bees related to cell phone use?
The alarm was first sounded last autumn, but has now hit half of all American states. The West Coast is thought to have lost 60 per cent of its commercial bee population, with 70 per cent missing on the East Coast.
This reminds me of the theory that whales have been beaching themselves because of sonar in Navy.


mister anchovy said...

the whales have been eating corn.

thehealingroom said...

haha MR. Anchovy,

Is this true about the bees?
I heard that it had something to do with spraying hives for bee mites and now the mites are resistant and are killing the bees.

Candy Minx said...

Well you're both we are addicited to drive cars we need the Navy to protect our cars and farms...whales beach themselves and bees disappear and so it goes...

Who knew the most same decision for our children and safety might be for living in cities where we can use public transporation and save wflowers leave room for other life forms outside cities...?


Any treatment for colony collapse disorder is confounded by its many possible causes: pathogens; deadly mites; lack of genetic diversity in the bees; widespread pesticide use and even urban sprawl that spreads homes and streets across wild fields of clover, alfalfa and flowers, all sources of bee food.

It may simply be a combination of all of these things, said Hackett.


Wylie Kinson said...

Sort of off-topic -
You've mentioned this Shangri-La diet before... is it worth it for a carb-addicted slug like myself to give it a go? Does it actually take WILLPOWER, which is ostensibly absent in any/all forms in my genetic make-up?

Candy Minx said...

Wyle, the Shangri-La far, I'm on day 5...seems to take no will power at all. There is no rule about avoiding carbs or anything for that matter. You do need to be ready to drink oil though. I plug my nose and shoot back a tablespoon of flax seed oil. I am feeling quite comfortable and have lost an inch on my hips without counting one calorie.

I hope to have my review in the next day or so...