Touch the Soil News #1190 (Feature photo – Honeybees – CCA SA 3.0 Unported)
More than 80 percent of food crops require pollination and yet, pollinator populations are collapsing. New studies show that ¼ of cropland should be planted into flowering plants or crops such as spices, oil seeds, medicinal or forage plants. The idea is to plant one of every four rows of crops into flowering crops.
In an article recently posted by the Guardian, the sweeping changes that are needed to save the bees are simply not an option, but a necessity. Fortunately, the banning of insecticides responsible for killing bees has become an international movement. Other good news is that solutions to restoring bee populations are practical and can be done. You can read the full story here: