Monday, April 8, 2013

Food supply threatened by pesticides that kill bees: Honey and almonds are at risk

Food supply threatened by pesticides that kill bees: Honey and almonds are at risk
(NaturalNews) Two studies have found that the pesticide neonicotinoid, used since 1990, is contributing to killing the honeybees needed for pollination of our food crops. Our food supply is reliant on bees to pollinate the crops. They contribute to $15 billion worth of our food supply. In fact, it's estimated that one third of the food in our diet is connected to honeybees in some way. Honeybees pollinate our corn, apples, almonds, lemons, broccoli, onions, cherries, oranges, avocadoes, and other fruits, vegetables and flowers, not to mention honey. California's almond crop will soon be at stake, as the trees need pollination every year and there are not enough honeybees to do the job.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039823_pesticides_honeybees_pollinators.html#ixzz2PsJGTgse