As pesticide use and industrial farming methods increase worldwide, the health of bees and pollinators continues to decline. Without these creatures, our entire food supply is at risk. Interesting that the U.S. claims to want to curb climate change, yet continues to encourage and provide subsidies to farmers that employ mono-cropping methods. Identified as perhaps the biggest contributor to climate change effects, industrial mono-cropping farming require heavy use of pesticides and chemicals– the substances threatening bees. So not only is the U.S. hypocritical in its stance on climate change, but our government’s continued denial of the dangers of GMO and industrial farming threatens the livelihood of us all.
Without bees the future of these crops looks bleak: Apples, Avocados, Blueberries, Cherries, Apricots, Raspberries, Watermelon, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Almonds, Peanuts, Lentils, Legumes, Olives, Onions, Broccoli, Grapefruit, Watermelon, Melons, Carrots, Kiwi, Cucumbers, Cranberries, Celery, Cauliflower, Macadamia Nuts, Peaches, Sunflowers, Tangerines, Pumpkins, Squash, Peas, Cotton, Soybeans, Beets,Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, Basil…
See this article posted today in the New York Times:
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