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The disappearance of the honey bee

07/23/07 | by Adam | Categories: Potpourri

Link: http://www.slate.com/id/2170305

There's a quote which has been circulating some time, purportedly from Alfred Einstein, which goes something like this:

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

Slate has a fairly straight forward commentary on why that's not the case -- mostly due to honey bees not being the only capable crop pollinator - but all the same why it's still a concern in a more general way.

(Via Liberalism without Cynicism)

 

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