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Honeybee die-off threatens food supply

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From Yahoo news, April 2, 2007

HONEYBEE DIE-OFF THREATENS FOOD SUPPLY

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

BELTSVILLE, Md. - Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation's honeybees could have a devastating effect on America's dinner plate, perhaps even reducing us to a glorified bread-and-water diet.

Honeybees don't just make honey; they pollinate more than 90 of the tastiest flowering crops we have. Among them: apples, nuts, avocados, soybeans, asparagus, broccoli, celery, squash and cucumbers. And lots of the really sweet and tart stuff, too, including citrus fruit, peaches, kiwi, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and other melons.

In fact, about one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80 percent of that pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Even cattle, which feed on alfalfa, depend on bees. So if the collapse worsens, we could end up being "stuck with grains and water," said Kevin Hackett, the national program leader for USDA's bee and pollination program.

"This is the biggest general threat to our food supply," Hackett said. (end quote)

Along with global warming, super volcanos, meteor/comet impacts, overpopulation, nuclear weapon threats, terrorism, wars, etc. ...does our future look bleak to you? Can the human race survive its own penchant for self-destruction and the threats of natural disasters?

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I know of the problem and I believe there is a cure. The bee's are transported a lot and maybe stressed and not fed properly. All that needs to be done is to feed them right and less stress of traveling to much and maybe a small dose of manna (ORMUS) would work perfectly. I bet it will work.

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Didn't Einstein say that when the honeybee goes extinct the world has four years to live? Kind of makes you wonder.

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