Honey bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, yet US honey bee colonies are declining at an annual rate of 30% or more. Any way you look at it, that’s an unsustainable equation for a reliable food supply.
As an industry leader in natural and organic foods, Whole Foods Market® is passionate about raising honey bee awareness, taking action and helping our communities “bee the solution.”
Whole Foods Market® invites shoppers to “Bee Part of the Solution”
AUSTIN, Texas (June 13, 2012) – The honey bee may be small, but it plays a mighty role in pollinating more than 100 fruit and vegetable crops across the world. With massive declines in honey bee populations, biodiversity and the future of our agriculture system and gardens are all being threatened.
“Bees pollinate a third of our diet, yet they’re literally vanishing from their hives,” says Cheryl Galway, marketing director for Whole Foods Market’s South region. “Many people have no idea that honey bees play an essential role in our agricultural system. By raising awareness of the issue we hope to motivate people to take action and share many ways they can be a part of the solution.”