'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond milk obsession | Curio

'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond milk obsession

17 mins | Mar 9, 2020

Why are billions of bees dying to keep the US' almond industry afloat? "Beekeepers attributed the high mortality rate to pesticide exposure, diseases from parasites and habitat loss. However, environmentalists and organic beekeepers maintain that the real culprit is something more systemic: America’s reliance on industrial agriculture methods, especially those used by the almond industry, which demands a large-scale mechanization of one of nature’s most delicate natural processes." Writing in the Guardian, Annette McGivney reports.

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From The Guardian