Bee colonies have been mysteriously collapsing all over the world, and scientists believe that pesticides are the prime culprit. But the Yucatan is of the few places in the world where honeybees continue to thrive.
Mexico is the world’s sixth biggest exporter of honey. If you live in Europe or North America, there’s a good chance your honey comes from Mexico. If the bees go, you can kiss your honey goodbye.
Mexico’s constitution requires that indigenous farmers be involved in any major change in agriculture policy. But Mexico’s agriculture ministry skirted the law when they approved the introduction of Monsanto’s GMO crops and pesticides.
So while the beekeepers have the law on their side, it’ll be a long term fight. But if Monsanto’s shareholders stand up to the company, and even urge them to drop these costly appeals, we can win.