Nearly 30 Percent of U.S. Bees Wiped Out This Winter
The article below informs us that 30% of Americas bees died this past winter. I was shocked when I read this article. A couple of years ago I tried to hand pollinate cantaloupes in our mini green house. I failed miserably at it. We didn’t have one cantaloupe that year. I find it quite unimaginable the amount of manpower required to pollinate crops by hand if we foolishly allow the bees to become extinct.
Artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, soil erosion and watering processes has had negative effects on the environment and the quality of food produced. The poor soil quality produce crops that have lower nutritional value. Global warming, Droughts in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas… should be another major concern in today’s USA elections.I saw a documentary this week, that said the droughts in the USA of today are far worse than the 1930’s dust bowl. These dilemmas are an issue around the world.