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Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food security

Using annual data from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization from 1961 to 2016, the study showed that the global area cultivated in crops that …Read more





Lack of crop diversity and increasing dependence on pollinators may threaten food security

A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agricultures increasing dependence on pollination coupled with a lack of crop diversity may threaten food security and
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Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites pesticides and lack of flowers

leading to concern that we may be nearing a pollination crisis in which crop yields begin to fall This has stimulated much-needed research into the causes of bee declines Habitat loss which has reduced the abundance and diversity of floral
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Trick question Why is food production up despite fewer pollinators

to increase crop yield twice as much as honey bees on a per-visit basis well established says the report In fact another global assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO also didnt find a dip in yield growth in pollinator-dependent
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Temporally dependent pollinator competition and facilitation with mass flowering crops affects yield in co-blooming crops

One of the greatest challenges in sustainable agricultural production is managing ecosystem services such as pollination in ways that maximize crop yields Most efforts to increase may be stronger in crops that are more pollinator dependent or
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UN Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

While species friendly policies are increasing they are not growing quickly enough the scientists add The UNs Food dependent on the potato as their main source of sustenance When a disease caused by a fungus destroyed the potato crop for several
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A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agricultures increasing dependence on pollination coupled with a lack of crop diversity may threaten food security
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