False. In some places bee populations are declining, but not because of genetically modified plants, as some so-called activists have alleged. There have been many studies showing the safety of GM seeds for honey bees.
Moreover, honey bee populations have suffered in Europe and other regions
Unbeknownst to most of the conspiracy theorists (Robo-bees? Really?), Monsanto depends on bees to pollinate many of its crops—we employ more than 5,000 hives to pollinate our oilseed rape crops in France alone—and Monsanto supports honey bee health with real research into the search for tools to help fight problematic bee pathogens. Check out our video about our bee health activities and see for yourself. where GM crops are virtually non-existent.
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