An Introduction to the Conundrum
Industrial farming and the aggressive use of pesticides are harming bees, one of the world’s most crucial pollinators. Dubbed the “Bee Crisis” by mainstream media, the problems bee populations (both wild and commercial) face are multi-faceted in nature.
In the article entitled “A Dangerous Cycle in Food Production” by Beth Gardiner, the bee crisis is described as an ongoing cycle between dwindling bee productivity and increasing the acreage allotted to grow food. More acres taken up by industrialized farming means less room for other food sources that bees need to survive.