Food Mystery: Vanishing of the Bees
Why should you care?
Well, turns out bees are not responsible just for honey. Bees are vital to the food chain and are linked to a huge chunk of what we eat -- crops that make up a third of the world's food, according to the film. Bees' pollination helps produce hundreds of fruits and vegetables, including apples, broccoli, watermelon, cherries, and onions.
While the massive die-offs remain a mystery, Slow Food USA is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate a new class of pesticides that may be linked to the disappearing bees. (According to Slow Food, something is killing off almost 40 percent of North American bees each year, and evidence is pointing more and more to the pesticides.)
The film will be shown at the Whole Foods "Do Something Reel" Film Festival this weekend. Tickets cost $10. Long live the Queen!