Check out this very illuminating video, “pollinators under pressure,” as it sheds light on how the dwindling effects of pollination impact human and animal food sources. The United States Department of Agriculture shares on its website that “without pollinators, the human race and all of earth’s terrestrial ecosystems would not survive.”
Further, according to an article provided in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations about the decline of pollination around the globe, it reads in part that “bees and other pollinators are declining in abundance in many parts of the world largely due to intensive farming practices, mono-cropping, excessive use of agricultural chemicals and higher temperatures associated with climate change, affecting not only crop yields but also nutrition. If this trend continues, nutritious crops such as fruits, nuts, and many vegetables will be substituted increasingly by staple crops like rice, corn, and potatoes, eventually resulting in an imbalanced diet.”
An individual action we can all take to help revitalize the critical process of pollination is by planting flower gardens so that insects and animals such as bees, flies, birds, and bats can get on with the business of pollinating our planet.
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