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Supermarket Without Bees: What Would The Produce Section Look Like Without Pollinators (PHOTOS)

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, bees, protection )

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Have apples, carrots, lemons or watermelon on your grocery list? Bad news -- without bees, these foods could be much harder to find in the produce section, according to a new campaign from Whole Foods Market.

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Cher C (1430)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:20 am

Please move your mouse back and forth over the picture in the article. THNX!!!


Kit B (276)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:27 am

I'm surprised the number is as high as 52%, I would have expected it to be much lower with no bees.

The picture is fun.

Evelyn B (62)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:30 am
Excellent way of shocking those who haven't yet grasped the risks!
There are a number of petitions to protect bees, for example here on Care2 -
and also

Joe R (190)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:54 am
Great visual. Wow!!!

David C (29)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:08 am
No, no, no. We don't need bees, these is such a thing as clean coal, and there is no such thing as global change. I heard a Republican say so just the other day.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:24 am
We'd all be dead soon!

Elle B (84)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:26 am
Ty Cher ... Smart interactive for this urgent issue. . .

related info:
One from WE THE PEOPLE. . .
Bee Basics
An Introduction to Our Native Bees

A USDA Forest Service and Pollinator Partnership Publication
By Beatriz Moisset, Ph.D. and Stephen Buchmann, Ph.D.

The Plight of the Bees


Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:30 am
Well Einstein is supposed to have said if theres no bees humans have only 4 years left so makes you think

signed & Noted thanks

. (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:37 am
The pictures are quite effective-thanks.

Mike H (252)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 10:18 am
Humans are toxic to this planet.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 11:17 am
The chemical industry should be forced to a diet of just these remaining 48% !

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 11:33 am
Good thing I like oranges!

Melody Long (1)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 11:35 am
We need bees so much more than we might even realize. Shared and noted, thanks!

Angelflowers D (85)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:23 pm
commented and noted,thanks.

Julie E (404)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:50 pm
Great visual.

Did you know...bee pollen contains almost twice the amount of protein in beef, twice as much iron than any other food, substantial amounts of highly absorbable vitamins and minerals, and thousands of world-class athletes even take bee pollen as a "Legal Sports Enhancher".

gabriela v (172)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:50 pm
Thank you!

Ryan Yehling (49)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:58 pm
Thanks for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:59 pm
The Xerces Society website has excellent detailed info on the plights of many pollinator species. They also offer a lot of suggestions on what we can do to help. They have a great collection of info on where to by seeds and plants to create pollinator friendly environments, which we all can do regardless of whether our spaces are small or large!

Christeen A (377)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:25 pm
We must save the bees. Thank you.

Joy McRonald (168)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:27 pm
Thanks Cher.. Wow!! That is unreal...Very scary indeed.. Thank you...NOTED!!

Ruth C (87)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:38 pm
Without the Bees we are ALL as good as DEAD!

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:03 pm
We are destroying our own way of growing food. Lets take a look back we in trying to destroy pest that destroys crops in during that we have also killed bees did we forget that what was harmful for other insects is harmful to bees who carry loping polling. Every creeping thing in earth under the waters on the waters under the earth have a reason for being. Instead of trying to kill them we should have tried to find out the why, why are these insect here and for what reason what are their function here on earth. Every living thing have a reason for being on earth.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:12 pm
Very good article, thank you.

Paulett Simunich (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:17 pm
This should hit home with many people......and if not.......there are many, many people living among us who feel absolutely nothing. They care not, they believe not, they certainly love not,.......But if there is a life boat somewhere.....guess who will be the first in it!!!!!!!!

. (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:51 pm
Thanks, Cher.

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:16 pm
Thanks !

David Menard (43)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:30 pm
No bees no food. Also no honey for me to make mead. Walking in the woods near my house there is a large raspberry patch (the part that hasn't bulldozed into the gravel pit) anyway they were covered with bumblebees and some other other kinds of bees etc not one single honey bee quite disheartening and sad.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:07 pm
Wonderful teaching tool. Like the Kochified newspaper. unfortunately, most people to not have the imagination to "get" the consequences from words, which I guess is why one picture is said to be worth a thousand of them. But show people this, and they'll get a shock. Kudos to Whole Fods for doing this.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:19 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:07 pm
Sometimes, certainly in the case of climate ravages, pictures speak louder than words!
And who do we have to blame? Our current "leaders" who refuse to take a lead?

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:53 pm
Save the bees! Or else, the only way to get these foods will be to pay people to apply pollen with a paintbrush to do the job of bees! (don't laugh, this is why saffron and vanilla are so expensive!)

Winn A (179)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:58 pm

Shera D. (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:23 pm
"_: :D

pam w (139)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 10:36 pm
Well done...although, like Kit, I'm surprised the number of missing items isn't BIGGER!

We need so many other species....some of them are totally misunderstood and we probably won't even notice they're gone....until the world starts to fall apart!

Sunday June 16, 2013, 11:52 pm
Great article. Noted Thanks Cher

Inge Bjorkman (201)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:21 am
Beekeepers, do not be so greedy, leave a portion of the honey to the bees, they need this for their immune system.
My bee has survived for over 30 years and this year they are stronger than ever

Lona Goudswaard (84)
Monday June 17, 2013, 3:30 am
Thanks. What an effective way to get the message across: bees are dying and we're in trouble!

Carol H (229)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:20 am
awesome way to get the point across!!! thank you Cher

paul m (93)
Monday June 17, 2013, 5:10 am

Noted Cher..

Karen Gee (97)
Monday June 17, 2013, 5:53 am
Cool thanks Cher

Monday June 17, 2013, 6:21 am
Excellent article and amazing interactive picture. Really shows we need to potect the bee population.
Many thanksyet again Cher!!!!

Sonny Honrado (5)
Monday June 17, 2013, 6:41 am
What a tragedy.

Sharon F (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 7:07 am
We all can start locally--ask your city to ban lawn fertilizers, and plant flowers/plants are useful for bees/butterflies, etc. I use a long handled tool to cut dandelions; there is a small black bug at work on nearly every one. We are messing with nature too much. Time to see the light.

Boo B (11)
Monday June 17, 2013, 7:36 am
This is a no brainer people unless they didn't pay attention in science class!!!!

Gvapo T (22)
Monday June 17, 2013, 9:22 am
I agree with Shar F.
We can all do our part to protect bees.
At least each of us can plant few flowers on our balconies/windows/yards/gardens and stop using chemicals... that can be a good start!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday June 17, 2013, 10:25 am
Scary isn't it? All we have to do for starters is get rid of the nenicotinoids in use and stop using GMO crops. Eradicating factory farms is another good idea.

Shawna S (45)
Monday June 17, 2013, 9:30 pm
I love, love bees. This is very sad :(
noted Cher

Dawn Barler (5)
Monday June 17, 2013, 11:33 pm
Not only are bees dying but American bats who also pollinate are dying of a fungus. It is becoming just as big an issues as the bees. It's still early so hopefully those working on the problem will be able to find a way to save our bats and our bees.

Carina Eriksson (61)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:51 am
Noted. Thanks
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