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Bland Melon… ‘No Bees’

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Sometimes, what begins as a clever pun reveals horrific truth… A few weeks ago, the creative engine inside my soul generated an idea to re-brand a classic album cover to read: Bland Melon… No Bees!

It made sense, on a gut level, since there’s a bee girl on the cover, and part of my artistic process involves making intuitive leaps, with puns and rhymes providing the missing links… I often learn way more authentic information as I search for images in order to add the details it takes to convey the message…

I am under the impression that most folks know we are in serious trouble here… The bees were dying 10 years ago or more, and for several seasons, farmers and beekeepers have been importing millions of bees from Australia, the one continent on Earth which doesn’t suffer colony collapse disorder, or CCD as it’s often referred to… This is not a viable solution, mate! Neither is Monsanto buying a company called BeeLogics, who were actually studying the problem intensely, but got too near to the Truth…

Colony Collapse Disorder is from many things: Pesticides, Monoculture, and Beekeepers supplementing their bees’ food in the winters with High Fructose Corn Syrup… It’s the GMO corn syrup, in my opinion, that drives them crazy, while the pesticides and monoculture likely hasten their demise… All this information is searchable online, and I could provide links, but this blog is more about the art and the issues, since I don’t typically feel qualified to tackle solutions…

Furthermore, I did a search for GMO Melon, just to see what results I would get… You guessed it! Dozens of GMO Melon varieties exist, like watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc… Bottom line, for the future: IF YOU AREN’T SURE, ASSUME IT IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED!!! Would you trust liars and thieves to produce your food? If you do trust ‘BLINDLY’ then you will have the sad task of explaining to your children why they have more tumors than candles on their birthday cake…

Also, I want to remind everyone that this is simply art, not solid information… I prefer to think of it as a signpost, hinting in the right direction… Like, “Hey, here is something you might want to examine more closely…” I try to provide a wake up call, but once awakened, it is up to each individual to choose how they use that awareness… I am optimistic that we will soon reach a colossal tipping point, where the WalMart Moms are screaming outrage, old ladies carrying torches and pitchforks, and corporate executives hiding underground in terror…

Another discussion that always comes up is whether or not it’s too late to fix this crisis… Well, um… I truly don’t know… BUT, if you sit on your ass and don’t spread the word, I would say you are just as guilty as those who mess with the food supply for profit… Don’t be a bystander, do something… DO ANYTHING! Raise bees! Grow food! Write your elected officials! Burn a GMO field! Make art! Whatever it takes…

And most importantly, at all costs, KEEP YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR! If you lose your joy for living, they have already won…