But They're Just Bees.

Posted by DP | 5/02/2007 07:03:00 PM

Do you ever wonder what would happen if the food supply or distribution of that supply were disrupted? Yeah, I don't really want to think about it either, but the articles like this remind of how fragile things really are.



...Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation's honeybees could have a devastating effect on America's dinner plate...

...In fact, about one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80 percent of that pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Even cattle, which feed on alfalfa, depend on bees. So if the collapse worsens, we could end up being "stuck with grains and water," said Kevin Hackett, the national program leader for USDA's bee and pollination program.

"This is the biggest general threat to our food supply," Hackett said. read more...

3 comments
  1. Anonymous May 5, 2007 at 12:12 PM  

    What A Great Point, thanks for the brain food

    Boo

  2. JoLynn Braley May 5, 2007 at 1:13 PM  

    DP,

    This topic has really been bothering me, I am highly concerned about it. I can tell you that if it has to do with cell phones (a theory I've heard), I'd have no problem giving mine up.

    JoLynn

  3. Exodus Mentality May 25, 2007 at 8:05 AM  

    I've only seen one honey bee all year, and that one loooked sick and died in my car. There used to be hundreds of bees around where I live, now I don't see them at all. We aren't going to take notice until there is a real crisis and then some fool is going to suggest martial law as the solution. Prophecy y'all.