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Bee Die-Off Threatens Food Supply, 03 May 2007

This summer when that bee hovers around you, don't kill it, wish it well. The pollination source for 80% of our food supply is severely threatened right now. As stated in the Discover article, Bee Die-Off Threatens Food Supply: "U.S. beekeepers in the past few months have lost one-quarter of their colonies, or about five times the normal winter losses, because of what scientists have dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder. The problem started in November and seems to have spread to 27 states, with similar collapses reported in Brazil, Canada and parts of Europe."

God only knows what would happen if Corn relied heavily on bees for pollination. Corn is typically pollinated by the wind. Had this impacted corn growth, the price of milk would be impacted. One small food chain.

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