A Future Without The Bugs May Mean No Future At All

global warming tropical insects 03 A Future Without The Bugs May Mean No Future At All

If global temperatures rise as predicted, the planet’s sobering message to tropical insects is: adapt or die. Scientists warn that a full blown wipeout is in the cards, altering the face the entomology forever as we bid adieu to a host of beetles, butterflies, aphids and others insects.

Researchers at the University of Washington explained that while temperature rises could deplete insect populations in the tropics, it could also result in an insect boom at higher latitudes as tropical insects are driven out of their normal habitats. The effects on plants pollination and the food supply are unknown. Says the BBC: “In the research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. scientists studied how temperature changes between 1950 and 2000 had affected 38 species of insects”.

global warming tropical insects 01 A Future Without The Bugs May Mean No Future At All

Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Whole Foods Does Damage Control

0 Whole Foods Does Damage Control

Whole Foods does not appreciate being called “The Wal-Mart of Organics”. Nor does it appreciate what the grocery giant’s founder and CEO John Mackey referred to as “open season on Whole Foods”,which began with the publication of Michael Pollan’s bestselling agricultural exposé The Omnivore’s Dilemma. In the book, Pollan criticized the market chain and lumped its products into categories he labeled “Industrialized Organic” and “Big Organic” – those produced haphazardly by large institutions that he says are unconcerned with animal welfare and ecological sustainability.

Mackey responded with an open letter to Pollan, in which he stated that “credible information about the sources of our food…is limited to non-existent”.

Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

G Living1
Find us on Google+