by Paige Donner
Check out this new video, just dropped today, West Coast time, by Moby and Hollywood Food Voices:
"We Need Our Bees A Lot More Than They Need Us" - Moby paraphrasing Einstein
"If the bees go, we're next," Moby said during an appearance on TakePart Live. "A huge percentage of our food supply is dependent on ...
a guided tour of Moby's four-acre home atop the Hollywood Hills, where over 30,000 bees dwell
full interview with Moby where he discusses his passion for bees, airing on TakePart Live on September 25th, and see snippets of the video.
Airs 7pmPST/10pmEST on PIVOT TV.
honey bee colonies in the U.S. has dropped from over 5 million in 1940 to less than 2.5 million today
"Hollywood Food Voices" is an engaging and entertaining new platform whose goal is to create excitement, awareness, and a sense of empowerment within a wide demographic of viewers and concerned citizens.
BEES - indicator species - meaning their presence, absence, and their well-being is indicative of the health of our environment as a whole. So the plight of the bees is our plight as well.
Over the last several years, scientists have increasingly attributed pollinator declines to the indiscriminate use of systemic pesticides, most notably a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are up to 10,000 times more toxic to bees than other insecticides, and their use can have both immediate and long-term effects. So while these bee-toxic pesticides are not theonly cause of declining bee populations, they are a primary contributing factor and certainly one we must do something about — fast.
The full video can be seen online starting September 26th at: http://www.hollywoodfood.org/bees