Salad Bar: What would salad look like if bees disappeared?

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If bees disappeared, how would the way we prepare a salad change? What ingredients would we still find? We had already told you about the possible transformation of the fruit and vegetable department of supermarkets if bees no longer existed

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If the bees disappeared how would the way we change prepare a salad? What ingredients would we still find? We already told you about the possible transformation of the fruit and vegetable department of supermarkets if bees no longer existed.

Now a similar experiment is up to the Salad Bar, those takeaway bars and restaurants where we can order salads, smoothies, soups, fruit salads and smoothies. Without bees, butterflies, beetles and other pollinating insects it would be very difficult to find our favorite foods.

In the last two years Whole Foods Market temporarily removed all products dependent on pollinating insects from the shelves from one of its supermarkets to show what drastic changes citizen spending would undergo.

Now with the campaign Share The Buzz the same chain of stores has eliminated from the shelves 37 products that would be really difficult to find in a Salad Bar if the decline of bees were to continue. Here, then, is that the theme of the protection of bees returns of the utmost importance.

Such experiments serve a raise awareness of both citizens and companies on the fundamental role of bees and pollinating insects for agriculture and food. Almost one third of all food produced in the world depends on pollinators, including bees and butterflies.

The pollinator populations are in decline because the commitments of the authorities were not sufficient to safeguard them. The use of harmful pesticides for bees and pollinating insects it continues all over the world. By continuing at this rate, agriculture is destroying itself.

Quasi one tenth of Europe's wild bees are at risk of extinction according to a relationship published last year, as bee colonies are dying at an unsustainable rate.



What can we do to help save the bees? Every citizen can help out planting local flowers in pots, gardens and flower beds. It seems an almost too simple solution, but according to experts this is the most significant step in saving bees and indeed anyone could take it.

From bars and supermarkets without bees and pollinating insects they would disappear live products: chocolate (cocoa plants are pollinated by small insects), almonds, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, apples, onions, avocados, carrots, lemon, zucchini, eggplant, cucumber, celery, cabbage and cauliflower. Without these foods, our diet would be much poorer. So are we ready to plant some flowers to save the bees?



Marta Albè

Photo source: huffingtonpost.com

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