TheVoiceOfJoyce Have you noticed, there are less insects out in the summer? According to scientists at the Chan School of Public Health, Harvard, Pollinators have suffered a dramatic loss in population. 3/4 of nutritious crops; fruits, vegetables and nuts require pollinators to reproduce. Without 500,000 pollinators, we’re losing 3-5% globally of these crops as the Global population increases, causing an increase in deaths from heart disease, strokes, some cancers and diabetes, because people in poorer regions and countries don’t have access to healthy foods. It’s already been proven increased CO2 encourages less nutritious foods and now emission’s & fertilizers are destroying our nutritious food. We can reverse this trend by planting more flowering plants and decreasing our dependence on pesticides and fertilizers. Our reliance on Fossil Fuels and manufactured products to increase yields, are not maintaining global health. All these unnatural products are destroying natural habitats, resources and man. When do we say, our lives are worth saving and we can change?

The global loss of pollinators is already causing about 500,000 early deaths a year by reducing the supply of healthy foods, a study has estimated.

Three-quarters of crops require pollination but the populations of many insects are in sharp decline. The inadequate pollination that results has caused a 3%-5% loss of fruit, vegetable and nut production, the research found. The lower consumption of these foods means about 1% of all deaths can now be attributed to pollinator loss, the scientists said.

The researchers considered deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers, all of which can be reduced with healthier diets. The study is the first to quantify the human health toll of insufficient wild pollinators.

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