Illinois Unlawfully Seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup
The Illinois Ag Dept. illegally took independently possessed from popular biologist, Terrence Ingram, without offering him with a discovery and on trial hearing on the matter.
Behind the apparent violations of his Constitutional rights is Monsanto. Ingram was investigating Roundup’s results on bees , which he’s raised for 58 years. “They ruined 15 years of my study,” he informed Advocate, by taking most of his stock.
A certified letter from the Ag Dept.’s Apiary Inspection Supervisor, Steven D. Chard, specified:
” During a routine assessment of your honeybee nests by … Inspectors Susan Kivikko and Eleanor Balson on October 23, 2011, the microbial disease ‘American Foulbrood’ was found in a number of nests located behind your residence … Presence of the illness in some of your colonies was verified using examination results from the USDA Study Lab in Beltsville, Maryland that analyzed samples gathered from your apiary …”.
Ingram can prove his bees did not have foulbrood, and also prepared to do so at a hearing established in April, yet the state took his bees at the end of March. They have actually not returned them as well as nobody at the Ag Dept. seems to know where his bees are.
The bees can have been ruined, or they can have been turned over to Monsanto to determine why some of his bees are resistant to Roundup. Without the bees as evidence, Ingram just could not defend against the charges of foulbrood.
Worse, all his queens passed away after Kivikko and also Balson “checked” his property, beyond his existence as well as without a warrant.
Of note, Illinois beekeepers are going underground after Ingram’s encounter and also reject to register their hives, in instance the state tries to steal their property on phony cases.