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Cone Snails May Become Extinct Due To Medical Use: Study – Science News – redOrbit

… construction for the expanding tourist industry threaten their existence. Sand is being dredged from the shallows where cone snails live to make concrete for resorts, harbors and cruise liner terminals. Collection of shells by divers and snorkelers could hasten their demise.” via Cone Snails May Become Extinct Due To Medical Use: Study – Science News – redOrbit. …

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 …

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 …

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

… in the journal Science, researchers found that wild insects pollinate these crops more effectively than honeybees that are in the care of humans. In fact, compared to bees living in apiaries, wild pollinators lead to twice as much of what’s called “fruit set”—the amount of flowers that develop into mature fruits or seeds. via Could Disappearing Wild Insects Trigger a Global Crop Crisis? | Surprising Science. …

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