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» Food Mystery: Vanishing of the Bees

by Roseanne Pereira, published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 1:26PM

Honey, if you haven't heard about the disappearing bees, you are in for a shocker! Vanishing of the Bees is a film currently screening across the country (this Sunday in Palm Beach Gardens) about the massive disappearance of bees from hives across the continent -- a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder. Narrated by actress Ellen Page, the film follows two beekeepers trying to protect their bees and understand what's causing the bees to vanish.

Why should you care?

Well, turns out bees are not responsible just for honey. Bees are vital to the food chain and are linked to a huge chunk of what we eat -- crops that make up a third of the world's food, according to the film. Bees' pollination helps produce hundreds of fruits and vegetables, including apples, broccoli, watermelon, cherries, and onions.

While the massive die-offs remain a mystery, Slow Food USA is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate a new class of pesticides that may be linked to the disappearing bees. (According to Slow Food, something is killing off almost 40 percent of North American bees each year, and evidence is pointing more and more to the pesticides.)

The film will be shown at the Whole Foods "Do Something Reel" Film Festival this weekend. Tickets cost $10. Long live the Queen!

Source: blogs.browardpalmbeach.com

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