Jan 23, 2010
Monarch butterfly is on its way out
For those who love nature, and the wonderful creatures of nature, here is a disturbing news. The beautiful monarch butterflies that you have seen ever since you were a child is finding it difficult to survive. Their habitat is under a severe threat. Perhaps one of the main reasons for their dwindling population is the spread of GM crops.
Read this para from the enclosed report: "Although weather can affect population numbers from year to year, Dr. Taylor said, the monarchs have been suffering from a loss of habitat. One problem is the massive expansion in the amount of genetically modified corn and soybeans planted by farmers. These crops have led to an increase in herbicide use, which has eliminated milkweed plants that the butterfly larvae depend on for food."
The full report Monarch Butterfly count at a record low can be viewed at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/monarch-butterfly-count-at-a-record-low/article1435827/