March 5, 2013 - Mother Jones
Two studies reveal how insects are having a harder time pollinating essential food crops.
The foods that make our meals more colorful and delicious—coffee, watermelon, almonds, to name a few—depend on pollinators like bees. In fact, three-quarters of global food crops rely at least partly on pollination by animals. But two reports published in Science last week show how wild pollinating insects such as bumblebees, butterflies, and beetles are disappearing, putting these foods at risk. Plus, one of the reports reveals, substituting hives of honeybees isn't going to cut it—according to research collected across 20 countries, managed honeybees don't do nearly as good of a job at pollinating as their wild counterparts... http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/03/promiscuous-bees-mean-less-food-security-humans
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