6 Ways You Can Help Pollinators

Are you worried about "insectageddon"?

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    jimK
    Voted Yes
    09/30/2022

    Food chains worldwide are already being stressed to their limits  to adequately keep the world fed. Pollinators facilitate an flourishing plant life that directly contributes to improved food production as well as the maintenance of the biodiversity of local ecosystems.

    Good to see the common sense recommendations that folks can follow to protect our bee populations that, like people, will have to adapt to the changing climate which will increasingly damage local ecosystems.

    Let's all.do our part to give our critical pollinators a chance to adapt and thrive In order to keep the world's population fed. They will be neccessary.

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    LeslieG
    09/30/2022

    "According to the United Nations Environment Programme, of the 100 crop varieties that provide 90% of the world's food, 71 are pollinated by bees. In North America, honey bees alone pollinate nearly 95 kinds of fruits, such as almonds, avocados, cranberries and apples, in addition to commodity crops like soy."

    https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/304/pollinator-protection/impacts-on-the-food-supply

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    530 East Hunt Highway
    Voted No
    10/04/2022

    MotherNature knows how to take care of her own. Stay out of her way and let her do her job. She doesn't need your help 

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    Brian
    Voted Yes
    09/29/2022

    Plant flowers that benefit pollinators, and leave dead plants and leaves on the ground during winter so they'll have shelter from the cold.

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    Archilochus
    09/30/2022

    My wife and I have been doing these things with our gardens for 50 years. It's good to see people finally paying attention.

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    Adam
    Voted Yes
    11/10/2022

    We should institute a biodiversity in Wisconsin and maybe even the US and stop appraising houses based on curb appeal using a monoculture grass crop aka a lawn as a standard.

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    MariaXuscaSole
    Voted Yes
    11/01/2022

    Pollinators are fundamental, vital for the cycle of life on Earth.

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    Dennis
    Voted Yes
    10/17/2022

    Congress let companys use Cancer causing insecticides on our food supply that kills humans and bees

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    prsp6
    Voted Yes
    10/17/2022

    We do not need lawns. We have to ban chemicals made from petrochemicals that are harmful to insects like bees and non honey bees

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    Joanne
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    My East Mountain garden is a wildlife habitat but insect and bird diversity is falling with each passing year. 

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    Richard
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    Yes.  No bees and no pollination, no plants or fruits for consumption.  

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    Lesley
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    Everyone is worried. 

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    George
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    Protect pollinators! 

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    Kevin
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    We risk starving the human race to extinction because a few billionaires fight against having their harmful chemicals banned? Disgraceful!

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    colin
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    We need the pollinators or our crops will begin to fail and much worse things will happen. The chemicals we use are killing the insects and the people who use and consume them as well. Just watch the lawyers commercials every day.

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    Bruce
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Yes...  But this is not a problem isolated to the insects.  We are living through a rapidly worsing Mass Extinction Event.  This the the Anthropogenic Mass Extinction Event which is an acceleration of the Holocene Mass Extinction.  By 2100, at least 1 MILLION species will have disappeared...  Sadly, we aren't doing much to limit that destruction.

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    Shari
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Congress has long turned their backs on the health of the the people, planet and country...the only thing that matters to them is corporate profits.

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    Elisa
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Several years ago, I remember hearing a sound byte of a someone in Congress who basically said 'Screw the bees! I could care less as long as we get xxx! Bees are not as important as people!' I continue to be appalled at this attitude - because bees are essential to food production due to the part they plan in the pollination process. The disappearance/death of bees is something that I continue to worry about, because without them, there's no more apples, cherries, nuts, cocoa beans, watermelons, avacados, peaches, pears, and mangos. No more chocolate. 

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    Paul
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Yes, along with all the other "geddons" that too many people are willfully ignoring.

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    George
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Without them we will lose many of the flowers and food we are used to.

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    Lynne
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    The absence of bees in my garden this year was definitely noticeable.

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    Hannah
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Of course, I'm worried. Without bees many of the foods we eat will disappear. Climate change and corporations together are ravaging the planet. Somehow corporations, that the Supreme Court decided are "people", don't seem worried about "dying" because they lack clean water and food. I'm guessing they aren't worried because the supreme court justices who decided Citizens United were a bunch of idiots or were paid off by the corporations.

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    Lois
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Bees give us life.  We must protect them

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    M
    Voted Yes
    10/01/2022

    Some good resources, such as the sample below (also links to talks, etc) if you follow the link

    https://pollinatorposse.org/resources/