Pesticides, sprayed and genetically engineered – Are they linked to honey bee disappearances and decline of all pollinators in North America? The National Academy of Sciences is now concerned about the general decline in all North American pollinators and the U. S. government is concerned about the national security challenge of this nation becoming dependent upon imported almonds, berries, apples and vegetables. The U. S. Department of Agriculture projects by the year 2015, 40% of such American foods will be coming from China.
It’s estimated that one-third of the world’s food supply is dependent upon honey bee pollination. But millions of honey bee pollinators in 22 American states, Spain and Poland have been disappearing at an alarming rate with no explanation to date.
While the bees are seriously declining, so are the world’s plants Some scientists expect the Amazon rainforest to be gone by the end of the 21st Century. Scientists say humans must act now to save as many species of animals, insects and plants as possible before global warming and potential devastating events accelerate extinctions. One survival project beginning immediately in March 2007, is construction of a “Noah’s Ark” seed vault inside a Svalbard, Norway, mountain in the Arctic.