People of faith are charged with feeding the hungry. One way to reduce hunger is to eliminate those things which lead to food shortages. For example a class of insecticides, known as neoncotinoids, are killing off the bees.
“Who Will Save the Bees?” as a massive die-off accelerates, caused largely by these insecticides produced by Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta. This song invokes the aid of St Ambrose, patron saint of beekeepers.
Besides praying for our servants, the bees, call on the EPA and Congress to act now to restrict neonicotinoids.
“Who will Save the Bees?” written and sung by Jerry Lee Miller. Nancy Honeytree Miller,guitar; Joseph Helfrich,electronic bagpipes….from an unreleased collection, “We Sail With Old Saints”.
As honey bees gather pollen and nectar for their survival, they pollinate crops such as apples, cranberries, melons and broccoli. Some crops, including blueberries and cherries, are 90-percent dependent on honey bee pollination; one crop, almonds, depends entirely on the honey bee for pollination at bloom time.
The poisoning of pollinators is just one of many threats to food security. The world’s climate scientists warn that global warming threatens food supplies around the world.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/31/climate-change-threat-food-security-humankind