As world population grows, increased demands have been placed on agriculture to provide enough food to keep up with population growth. A side effect has been the increased use of pesticides in an attempt to maximize crop yields. A side effect of the increased usage of pesticides may be a contributing factor to the alarming colony collapse disorder of bee pollinators.
I believe that the colony collapse disorder phenomenon may be a sleeper story that continues to go under the radar of the main stream media, and could be one that contributes to future food shortages and higher food prices.
This potential threat is yet another motivating reason to store food, learn how to grow some of your own food, and to increase your preparedness as we continue in these uncertain times.