Wednesday, May 02, 2007

More Bees

More on bees. Again, what's more important to America - fighting a vanity war for Bu$hCo or doing basic research on what's killing the bees & directly killing our food supply. This is what happens when the country elects a moron who only thinks science is useful for snowflakes.

Unless someone or something stops it soon, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation's honeybees could have a devastating effect on America's dinner plate, perhaps even reducing us to a glorified bread-and-water diet.

Honeybees don't just make honey; they pollinate more than 90 of the tastiest flowering crops we have. Among them: apples, nuts, avocados, soybeans, asparagus, broccoli, celery, squash and cucumbers. And lots of the really sweet and tart stuff, too, including citrus fruit, peaches, kiwi, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and other melons.

In fact, about one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80 percent of that pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Go read the rest of the piece & weep that Bu$hCo is in charge. He just doesn't give a shit.

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