This is a very big deal folks.
Courtesy of Axios:
USDA has temporarily suspended data collection on the Obama-era Honey Bee Colonies report, the only federally overseen national survey that tracks honeybee losses, CNN reports.
“Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators like bees,” the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reports. Last winter’s honeybee colony loss was the highest in 13 years, according to WashPost.
USDA reportedly suspended data collection due to cost cuts and budget constraints. Widespread honeybee losses have been attributed to increased uses of fungicide and neonicotinoid pesticides, as well as viruses carried by varroa mites. Longtime beekeepers say bee life spans have been cut in half.
In 2018, the Trump administration reversed an Obama-era rule barring the use of neonicotinoids, per CNN.
You know it is important to keep in mind that Donald Trump does not simply discount the needs of minorities and immigrants, he does not give a shit about any of us or the planet we will live on.
President Obama tried gave us more access to healthcare, worked to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and went to great lengths to protect our environment.
Donald Trump has either undermined those policies or gotten rid of them altogether.
The death of these honeybees is already having a devastating impact on our food sources, and if we do not do anything we can expect to see high prices, food hoarding, and in some places even famine.
Barack Obama saw this coming and wanted to prevent the worst from happening, Donald Trump seems to welcome the coming apocalypse with open arms.