Imagine entering your local grocery store only to learn that everyday items like coffee, apples, milk and butter are out of stock – permanently. This might seem absurd. But it could soon happen. All of these foods have one thing in common: They depend on pollination from honeybees. But thanks in part to the rampant use of powerful pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, these busy bees are quickly vanishing. Despite calls from food experts everywhere, U.S. regulators are letting Big Agriculture continue its chemical attack on America’s food supply. It’s high time regulators ban neonicotinoids.
- Bees are responsible for the survival of countless plants including avocados, broccoli, and cucumbers. Yet the bee population is declining at an alarming rate.
- Each year – because of climate change, mites, pesticides, colony collapse disorder (CCD), and other reasons – the United States continues to lose its bee population.
- We will have to deal with serious problems if we can’t solve the multifaceted issues responsible for the decline of managed bee colonies and hives in America
“A worker bee travels anywhere from a few feet to five miles, depending on the weather, to collect nectar and pollen for its hive.”