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Honey Bee Collapse Could Cost Country £200 Million, Say MPs


Environment  (tags: honey bees, government, environment, habitatdestruction, nature )

Simone
- 3655 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) estimated agriculture could lose crops worth £200 million if bees continue to decline. In a damning report the powerful committee said the Government had not done enough to address the problem. Only half of



   

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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 9:27 am
Life on earth depends on the pollinators. It's real simple no bees the whole collapses. More serious than global warming but not given the press.
 

Jamie L (195)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 9:34 am
:( Thanks Simone!
 

BernadetteP P (72)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 9:53 am
intteraring thank simone
 

Nona B (2)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 11:45 am
Simone and Frances Reiss are correct! Congress has continued to ignore this grave problem for at least a decade! The demise of honey bees is indeed a greater priority than global warming (albeit global warming is also a huge concern)! Crops for human and livestock consumption (much less wildlife's) are in grave danger without the honey bees! If global starvation occurs due to the demise of honey bees, no amount of money in the bank will matter!
 

Yolanda L (0)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 12:35 pm
We have destroyed so many of our ecosystem since the Industrial Age started. Can't we care not to endanger more? Everything on this planet has some sort of function, even the pesky fly. Start getting rid of one species, and you have started a chain reaction that you cannot imagine.
 

suzanne s (10)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 3:57 pm
it continues to surprise me that this gets so little attention. just because it may seem unimportant doesn't mean that it is, and it should really be a no brainer that we should be giving this issue greater priority.
 

Ancil S (175)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 4:23 pm
This just reaffirms what I've said all along.If we don't respect the Earth,and all the creatures on it,than,if Earth dies,we all die.Period.Earth's delicate balance is in danger I feel,and if more damage is done,than if it gets to the point where we can't stop it,than it's too late.
 

Sandra M Z (114)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 8:46 pm
My fave honey is no longer in the store,I wonder if they had a colony collapse..

Almost all fruits and many veggies and nuts will just be gone.

Noted sadly, thank you Simone.
 

Winefred M (88)
Friday July 17, 2009, 9:41 am
Simone if the insects and animals start being extinct we'll be next,rest assure! I'll like to know when we'll get the wake up call.
 
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