Food For Thought
As a seed research and production company, we rely on pollinators to grow our products.
The White House’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (released
this May) states that pollinators contribute to over 35% of the global food
production. Honey bees alone contribute $15 billion to the U.S. economy annually.
Pollinator decline will have a significant impact on food production if we
cannot stymie its rapid pace.
Pollinator Trivia Which of these insects or animals is not a pollinator?
The answer: Ladybugs. We see ladybugs around pollinating plants because they feast on many pests such as aphids and mites, but they do not actually pollinate flowers. There is a type of mosquito and multiple types of bats and hummingbirds that pollinate flowers throughout North America.