By: Kara Haselton
Everyone is aware that various land and sea animal populations are decreasing every year due to the sad state of the environment. The increasing amounts of pollution and use of chemicals in natural habitats are producing negative effects on our beloved animals. While the general public may agree that this situation is “very sad indeed,” they may not care enough to try to change the outcome simply because they are unaware of how it affects the human population.
Well, bees are now endangered, and that affects the human population a significant amount.
Multiple research companies and scientists, such as Global Research and Albert Einstein, have determined that the honeybee’s contribution to human living is more important than any other. We owe nearly one-third of the production and growth of fruits, vegetables, and other crops to honeybees. Without them, what would we eat?
Albert Einstein once stated that “Mankind will not survive the honey bees’ disappearance for more than five years.”
According to the Global Research, the USDA is giving a substantial amount of money to research how to “help the one animal on the planet that will either make or break food prices.” If the government is treating this incident as a big deal, maybe everyone else should too.
But why are bees becoming endangered?
Neonicotinoids. They are pesticides used by farmers and companies for soil and crop preservation. They have been linked to injuring mass amounts of insects and birds, overwhelmingly affecting bee colonies the most. The USDA has reported that at least 44% of bee colonies have been killed in America. Scientists have titled this concerning ‘phenomenon’ as the Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder.
Bees are a significant addition to the food chain; we need bees. There should be more of an attempt to reverse this situation than just throwing some money at it.