About 60% of all food consumed in the U.S. has a relationship with the bee through pollination. The services these oft feared insects provide is beyond measure. In fiscal terms, America would lose an estimated $20 billion in crops without the pollination bees provide. Lately however, their numbers are declining fast due to the varroa mite, an invasive species first found in the U.S. in 1987. Phenomenons such as this underscore one of the potentially negative economic consequences of globalization. While much of the world has enjoyed the economic pleasures of the expanding global market, the increased proliferation of world trade allows for a greater exchange of invasive species such as the varroa mite. More details on this issue can be found in The Economist (subscription required).
« Back to Home Page
BeeWare – A Cautionary Look at Globalization
Fireside Chat: Live
Where we’re going
- Fargo106 on Eden Foods Endures Customer Backlash for Birth Control Stance
- Commnt8r on Biomimicry Lessons for Business
- Doherty John on Insurance Rates up 50% for Oil Companies – Thanks BP!
- Scott Wiederoder on 3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated
- Tim Gieseke on Financing Conservation Through Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)
- Offshore Wind Farm
- SCS Global Services Releases Updated Recycled Content Certification Standard
- Live Twitter Chat: Kimberly-Clark Marks Fifth Anniversary Of Forest Conservation w/Greenpeace
- 20 Ventures Named to Accelerator Phase of Big C Competition to Change the Way the World Lives with Cancer
- Oscar Nominees, Halo and Freekibble.com Feed Los Angeles Pets in Need
- Launch of New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Caesars Resorts Revs Up Sustainable Experience for Guests