Last updated on November 28th, 2010
Honey bees play a vital cross-pollination role in world agriculture. They account for 80 percent of all insect pollination and are reportedly dieing off from a phenomenon labeled, colony collapse disorder. It is believed that a combination of cell phone, cell phone tower signals, and diseases from insecticides are causing the collapse of the honey bee population.
Without honey bee pollination, the world would suffer a significant reduction of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Food would become scarce and entire ecosystems and economies would be thrown into turmoil. Reportedly, Albert Einstein once said that man would only have four years of life left if the bees disappeared.
New evidence suggest that radiation from electronic devices like mobile phones and mobile phone towers might be interfering with the navigation systems of honey bees such that they cannot find their way back home. Research was performed at the Punjab University in India where over a three month period they observed a dramatic reduction in hive population while purposely using cell phone signals which were powered up only twice per day for 15 minutes at the hive.
Colony collapse disorder has been occurring for a number of years now in North America, and now evidently spreading in Europe while 30 to as much as 50 percent of hives are being lost year after year.
In a world of ever increasing invisible wireless signals in an environment of expanding population and globalization, this could be a death blow to our own survival. This threat is yet another example of why we should take some measures to prepare ourselves. Although it may appear so, we do not live in a safe cocoon where our needs will always be met. We go through our daily lives in a routine that is performed over and over – often without a thought of ‘what if’. Well, the ‘what if’ is real. We really do live on a razor edge of civilization, especially today as most systems have been modified and leveraged to extremes in order to provide for the enormous number of humans living on this planet.
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