Friday, July 31, 2009

The Vanishing of the Bees

"They're just that messenger that's saying 'Where is your food coming from?'"

What does life without bees mean? No bee pollination, no fruits, no vegetables. If the bees go away, get ready for rice, corn, and wheat.

Enter Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Last year, billions of bees died, and most of them just disappeared. Bees are dying faster than they can be replaced.

The cause? Unknown. But all fingers point to modern agriculture. Honey bees are severely stressed as they are shipped around the country, denied their natural habitat, and confronting genetically modified food and pesticides.

Dead bee bodies reveal pathogens and disease.

To learn more, check out the trailer of The Vanishing of the Bees

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