Debunked: Monsanto to replace honey bees with genetically engineered ants

deirdre

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Staff member
Claim:
[Bunk]Monsanto Scientists are trying to create genetically engineered ants to replace honey bees that are being killed off by Monsanto pesticides.

http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/genetically-modified-ants-could-replace-honey-bees-claims-monsanto-expert/ [/Bunk]







The World News Daily report is a satire website. which is stated on their Legal Notices page





The fake Monsanto scientist featured in this satiricial article as "John Leere, head biochemist of the project."

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is really Robert Harrod of Southern Methodist University. the picture is stolen from this cancer/aids research article from June 2008 http://blog.smu.edu/research/2008/06/01/aids-cancer-targeted-by-biology-researchers/

From the Southern Methodist University staff directory:
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http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/FacultyAndStaff/Directory/HarrodRobertL
 

Trailspotter

Senior Member
What a marvellous idea! Would they make these ants to keep their wings?
 

Trailspotter

Senior Member
ew. no.

i don't want flying ants everywhere that are resistent to insecticides! i know they dont eat our houses but they do chew them. and it's super icky!
But ants are just wingless wasps. Surely, you are used to wasps sharing al fresco meals with you.
And honey ants collect and store honey, just like bees.
 

deirdre

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Staff member
But ants are just wingless wasps. Surely, you are used to wasps sharing al fresco meals with you.
And honey ants collect and store honey, just like bees.
wasps arent everywhere (at least where i live) and if you spray their nest with a hose they disappear. ants ARE everywhere! if you get a wasp in your house they dont crawl on you, they don't 'go for' your food, they dont send a telegraph out and invite their mates either :) as far as i know they also dont use the wood of your house to make their nests. and they let you know they are near you because they make noise.

ants are icky.
 
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