Last updated on November 28th, 2010
Another reason to store food
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is yet another reason why we should store adequate food supplies and remain vigilant in our efforts to learn as much as we can to become more self sufficient. Learn how to garden, learn self pollination techniques, and most of all be aware of the threats that could disrupt the delicate balance of supplying food to the millions of people who have no idea how to feed themselves if they had to.
Food Supply Disruption
The disappearance of more than one third of the population of honey bee colonies in North America and Europe is largely going unreported by the main stream media, and is an alarming example of a single point of failure which could severely disrupt the food supply chain that hundreds of millions of us depend upon.
Colony Collapse Disorder
First noticed during 2006, the US has lost 35% of its bees, and is losing more every year. The cost of hives that farmers use for pollination has increased 300% in just a few years. The cause of the collapse is still not fully known, however current findings and opinions include that it may be from drought, viruses, pesticides, parasites, chemicals, and even cell phone towers or transmissions.
If the bees disappear, we only have four years left
Most people do not realize the significance of this threat. These bees are responsible for pollination of most of our crops. I read that Albert Einstein once said, “if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
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