Bees are in trouble, which means many, many of our foods are at risk. In this TED Talk from June 2013, bee scientist Marla Spivak unpacks the amazing world of bees, and why they are at risk of disappearing:
If you’re in Canada, it’s not the season to plant bee-friendly plants, but you can still help protect our bees by sending an email to Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulation Agency, which has requested input from Canadians on whether or not to ban neonicotinoids in Canada. Go to Sierra Club Canada’s page to do this, or to the Wilderness Committee’s resource page. All comments must be received by December 12, 2013.