Friday, January 22, 2010

Number of the Week
$14 billion

The commercial value of the pollination activity of bees in the United States. A team of scientists working in France have shown that bees fed on pollen from a single flowering plant had a less healthy immune system than bees fed on pollen from a variety of plants. The scientists have proposed a link between a fall in plant biodiversity and a decline in bee populations worldwide.
The full research article is published here.


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