Humanity’s Food Supply: A Catastrophe Approaches

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” — attributed to Albert Einstein

There is a bottleneck in our food chain.

More of a strangleneck. Or a buzzkill.

Seventy out of the top 100 human food crops — which supply about 90 percent of the world’s nutrition — are pollinated by bees.

One-third of all the food we eat depends on insect pollinators to grow; honeybees make up 80% of those pollinators. And bee…



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Barry Gander

Barry Gander

I am a Canadian born in Connecticut - two strikes against me! I love geography, history and science, and I am a top political and economic writer on MEDIUM.