Teeny Tiny Farm Engines

A recent paper was published on what many of those in the organic community have suspected: that Colony Collapse Disorder in honeybee populations may be linked to pesticide use. And the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council is suing the EPA for trying to cover up such evidence. While pesticide use may not be the only cause, a recent article in Mother Earth News helps explain what may be happening.

Why should we care so much about honeybee populations?

“The USDA has stated that one out of every three bites of food we eat is dependent on bee pollination. We have the opportunity to take a look at yet another facet of our industrialized food system. . . As one researcher asked Congress, “How would our government respond if one out of every three cows was dying?” “

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