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National Pollinator Week!

June 18, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Bees and other pollinators, essential for the two-thirds of the food crops humans eat everyday, are in great peril, and populations are dwindling worldwide. Globally, between $235 billion and $577 billion worth of annual global food production relies on direct contributions by pollinators.Beekeepers have lost an average of 30%-40% of their hives over the last decade, with some beekeepers losing all of their hives. Many are leaving this essential industry.

 

The science is clear:  neonicotinoids (neonics) — the most widely used class of insecticides in the world – are a key factor in recent global bee deaths and glyphosate—the most widely used herbicide in the word is a key factor in monarch decline. We need more awareness to this issue, as well as safer use of chemicals.

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Start:
June 18, 2017
End:
June 25, 2017