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Why the US Economy Needs Bees

Why the US Economy Needs Bees

Pollination is key to the US economy, but US bee keepers say that colony collapse disorder -- massive bee death -- is claiming up to 80% of us bee colonies each year. Pesticide Action Network's Paul Towers states that "we rely on pollinators for one in every three bits of food that we eat." Towers talks with Earth Focus about why US agriculture and economy are at stake.

Why the US Economy Needs Bees

Pollination is key to the US economy, but US bee keepers say that colony collapse disorder -- massive bee death -- is claiming up to 80% of us bee colonies each year. Pesticide Action Network's Paul Towers states that "we rely on pollinators for one in every three bits of food that we eat." Towers talks with Earth Focus about why US agriculture and economy are at stake.

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Earth Focus

An environmental news magazine that puts a human face on the environment by featuring under-publicized stories about how changes in our environment are affecting everyday people.
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