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Celebrity megastar Morgan Freeman just called out Monsanto
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
(NaturalNews) Monsanto or "Monsatan," as some like to call the company, has certainly earned the reputation of being the world's most hated corporation. They have effectively attracted negative attention from various individuals and groups from around the world.
Not only has enormous seed giant monopolized the world's food supply, but also its products have caused devastation among humans, wildlife and the environment in general.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the company's bread and butter, are particularly harming honeybees, which are responsible for pollinating many of the crops humans depend on for food.
Hoping to raise awareness, numerous celebrities have gotten involved and spoken out about their concerns regarding the risk GMOs and their associated pesticides – including glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup – pose to wildlife and the environment.
Celebrities are raising awareness regarding the rapid decline of honeybee populations in the U.S.
So far, Alec Baldwin, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo are among the celebs that have gotten involved.
Now a new, highly famous individual has joined the fight: Morgan Freeman, an American actor, producer and narrator known for a variety of high-profile films including The "Shawshank Redemption," "Million Dollar Baby" "Bruce Almighty" and "Batman Begins."
Through his actions, Freeman has made clear his love and compassion for wildlife and the environment. The celebrity appeared on an episode of Larry King Now
earlier this year where he highlighted the responsibility humans have in the rapid decline of honeybee populations.
During the appearance, King asked Freeman, "Would you blame Monsanto for making RoundUp or the government for their lax rules on pesticides?"
Morgan Freeman blames Monsanto for mass bee die-offs
Freeman replied, "Both – there's been a frightening loss of bee colonies, particularly in this country... to such an extent that scientists are now saying it's dangerous."
The actor compared the mass die-offs of honeybees to human's role in killing canaries in coal mines.Collective Evolution
The implications of wiping out honeybees are incredibly more severe than most people realize.
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- "Years ago, prior to today's advanced mining technology, canaries were used to detect harmful gases such as methane. They were caged, placed in mines, and then monitored. As the amount of gas reached deadly levels, the canaries would either get sick, begin to sing louder, and/or in most cases, die, indicating that the workers needed to exit the mine. This is a clear representation of our pattern of abusing animals and the environment, which still exists in animal agriculture, mining, and many other industries."
Actor transforms 124-acre ranch into bee sanctuary The Natural Resources Defense Council explains that honeybees are responsible for pollinating more than $15 billion worth of food crops each year in the U.S. Without bees, we wouldn't have foods like carrots, apples, avocados, broccoli, onions and many others.
Albert Einstein once said: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."
Recognizing the severity of the situation, Freeman transformed his 124-acre ranch into a bee sanctuary. The actor explains during his appearance on Larry King Now that one type of species is forced into extinction, it has a chain-like affect around the world.
More and more studies continue to raise alarm regarding data showing that wildlife is disappearing at an accelerated rate.
Scientists have warned that Earth is entering an era of mass extinction similar to one when the dinosaurs were killed off. Unless something changes, three of four species could be extinct within two human lifetimes, say researchers.