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Do you like your coffee? Without bees, we may be coffee-less soon...

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What, No more Coffee?? What do you mean? More studies are finding causal links between pesticides and the decline in honeybees and other pollinators. What's the big deal? It just means we won't get stung by the pesky buggers, right? Wrong. Recently, University Heights Whole Foods Market store removed all produce that comes from plants dependent on pollinators in order to raise awareness of just how important these are to our dietary and nutritional needs. They pulled from shelves 237 of 453 products – 52 percent of the department's normally stocked products.
Over 40% of the bee colonies in the US have suffered what's known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) wherein bees either become disoriented--can’t find their way back to their hives and die away from home, or fly back poison-drunk and die at the foot of their queen. Many will argue about the cause of CCD, but--with the most logical and likely arguments point toward the increased usage of pesticides by Monsanto and…