Once in awhile you run across a story that is so compelling you MUST share it with others. The Vanishing of the Bees is one such story and I hope you will take time to watch the trailer of this compelling video. What does this have to do with cheap gourmet cooking, you ask? Believe it or not my friend, it has everything to do with gourmet food and food in general!
You may or may not have heard about CCD - Colony Collapse Disorder. In a nutshell, honeybees are disappearing at an alarming rate, with as many as 85 percent of the bee population simply vanishing.
So what's the big deal if we lose a few bees? Unless you want to consume rice, corn and genetically-modified food for the rest of your life, it's an enormous deal! You see, without honeybees many of the fruits and vegetables we consume will no longer be available. The bees are responsible for pollination. No bees + no pollination = no food.
According to Vanishing Bees website; "Honeybees are responsible for pollinating one-third of our food supply, including most of the fruits, vegetables, nuts and even alfalfa used to feed livestock." The website and video remind us of the importance of being responsible earth stewards if we want to continue to eat; let alone eat gourmet!
One thing I particularly like about Vanishing Bees website is the information they provide regarding the history of agriculture and the 5-million year connection we humans have had with this fuzzy insect. While many of us prefer to avoid bees, they play a critical role in our survival. It's crucial that we not forget this important fact.
I highly recommend watching "Vanishing Bees". This insightful and thought-provoking movie trailer can be viewed for free at www.VanishingBees.com.