Category Archives: Concern for Species

Insects Are Disappearing And Your Dinner Is Going To Suffer | Business Insider

Wild insects are better at pollinating crops than captive honeybees trucked into fields by humans, new research suggests. Crashing populations of wild insects could spell disaster for our food supply, the researchers suggest.The new study, published online in the journal Science Thursday, Feb. 28. Flowering plants produce “male” and “female” varieties. Male plants produce pollen, and female grow flowers, which when pollinated, become fruit. Since plants can’t move, insects or other animals are needed to […]

Pollinating insects disappear as GMOs proliferate: What will become of our food supply?

(NaturalNews) A pair of studies recently published in the journal Science raises fresh and dire warnings about the continued decline of crop-pollinating insects all over the world, and what this means for the future of the world’s food supply. Both studies highlight the fact that wild pollinators like bumblebees, butterflies, and beetles are basically disappearing, and that industrial agriculture, which includes genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), are a major factor causing this insect genocide. The two studies […]

Could Disappearing Wild Insects Trigger a Global Crop Crisis? | Surprising Science

Insect pollination is crucial for the healthy development of our favorite foods, from apples and avocados to cucumbers and onions. Of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the global population’s food, nearly three-quarters rely on pollination by bees. The rest need beetles, flies, butterflies, birds and bats to act as pollinators. It’s a mutually beneficial system—the flowers of most crops require pollen from another plant of the same crop to produce seeds or […]