A new theory why bees are dying off
The summary of the article linked to below is this. It’s not one thing. It’s a great number of toxins from chemicals and environmental disruptions humans are creating that are wiping out bee populations. The solution in the USA by the federal government so far has been to stall and repeatedly say “We’ll look into it”. Germany and France have banned nicotine based pesticides and that has helped some but that is not enough. China’s version of chemically driven agriculture has made bees extinct in some provinces.
The solution will probably be easy in concept but extremely hard for synthetic chemically driven economies to accept. Many chemicals that make it easy for us to destroy pests, weeds and bacteria, many chemicals are used in manufacturing processes will have to stop being used. Alternatives that are biologically compatible with the flora and fauna of the world will have to be used instead.
As a punch line to this, if bees go extinct or become so rare that they cannot pollinate our crops on any significant level, it’s projected that many fruits and vegetables could not be grown at a price people could afford to buy. For those people who say “If the fresh produce runs out, I’ll just buy the frozen or canned variety”, we won’t be able to rely on them for support to address this problem.
Here is the link to the article. It is worth reading.
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