Every third bite of food we take is made possible thanks to our pollinator friends. That measures out to 90 percent of agricultural crops in the United States. What would our food system look like without bees?
Emily Maguire- This is a very interesting info graphic showing the extinction of bees and how it can affect us. I was really surprised about how much of our food is pollinated by bees and how it will effect us in they continue to go extinct.
Mass deaths in bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers--and your favorite foods. This week's issue of TIME looks at the plight of the honeybee. Find it on newsstands Friday. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker for TIME.