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What's causing the bee population's rapid decline— and why it matters

What's causing the bee population's rapid decline— and why it matters

The survival of our species is dependent on the survival of bees, yet we have seen a 60% world wide population decline since 1947. The US began using synthetic pesticides in the 1930s and became wide spread after World War II and by 1950, pesticides were found to increase farm yields far beyond pre-World War II levels and we became heavily dependent on synthetic pesticides moving forward. 

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