Save the Bees! What’s Threatening Pollinators and Why They Are Vital to Agriculture

Save the Bees! What’s Threatening Pollinators and Why They Are Vital to Agriculture

Pollinators are responsible for 30 percent of the food we consume. Honey bee hives are declining at an annual rate of 30 percent. Other pollinators are also in decline, while the amount of cropland that needs pollination is increasing. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation speaks with Food Tank about its work to increase the pollinator population, limit pesticide use, and support farmers.

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