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Vanishing of the Bees

Vanishing of the Bees


Bees have been disappearing all over the world recently in episodes called Colony Collapse Disorder. This is most likely linked to the systemic use of pesticides in modern agriculture through the growth of large mono-cultures. The bees appear to be the most susceptible part of the system that is taking the hit first. But we need to take note – this is a warning for us. The way we are treating the earth, and ignoring the ways of nature, cannot have a happy ending.

Inside the cover of the DVD, there’s this wonderful text;

You can bee the change every day. Here’s how.

Vote with you fork – Buying organic produce helps nurture the food systems that take better care of bees and everything else on the planet.

Stop home pesticide use – Natural cleaners and pest remedies are safer, more effective and less expensive than toxic chemicals. Get rid of the poisons in your cabinets, garages and lawns.

Plant a garden – Grow yummy food, delicious herbs, beautiful flowers – it improves your health and helps the bees. Even people in apartments can use planters or raise a window garden!

Vanishing of the BeesRaise awareness – The first step to activate change is education. Let people know about the bee crisis, the very real dangers of widespread pesticide use and our perilous agricultural landscape.

 

You can buy a copy of the DVD here – http://foodmatters.tv/product/vanishing-of-the-bees

Or watch a pay per view version here – http://www.vanishingbees.com

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2 Responses to “Vanishing of the Bees”

  1. Jane Jones

    Hi Peter. I was thrilled to see your blog, via Julie J. I used to be Jane Stewart, and I remember you.!!!!
    I am disturbed on a number of levels. Having spent my life career Nursing, I am fascinated by the immense increase in allergic responses in our community. Especially children having a reaction to foods from first exposure, ie age 4 – 6 months….. data from the Australian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy ((ASCIA ), 1 in 10 will be allergic to something. A rarity when we were bubs.

    I am currently looking into a course for nurses run through Uni of South Australia, ( I think ), about the research conducted, evidence and ongoing interpretation, and interventions.

    I have 2 young men very keen on environmental science, and future of land Management and Agriculture in Australia. My middle son is studying Primary Industries and Agriculture for yr 12 and I pray his bright mind and care of the environment will lead him in a career where he will make a difference !!!

    in your many researches have you found a reputable article which explains why humans have increased our allergic response to bee stings???? why Anaphylaxis, is there a change in the bee sting venom, or is it as I suspect, we human’s immune systems damaged by our lifestyles, diet and exposure to chemicals.????

    Regards Jane Jones

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    • Pete

      Hi Jane. Many thanks for your comments.

      I hope your young men get interested in organic farming and sustainable, natural agriculture. The world really needs it.

      Regarding allergies, I think you are spot on. We’re becoming more allergic because our bodies are weakened by the state of the environment (including the food we eat) that we live in. The best books I’ve read that really cover this well are by Alejandro Junger (he’s actually a heart surgeon). I’d recommend that you get a copy of his book “Clean Gut” (see Resources > Books on this website). Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 5;

      “What we call allergies are really just an exaggerated response of the immune system to common and essentially threatening foreign materials or invaders. The body comes into contact with a threatening surface (here he means inside the body, inside the gut) and puts into motion certain mechanisms to try and get rid of the foreign material or invader.: a sneeze, itch, cough, or tear to expel whatever it is the immune system is alarmed by. Regardless of where in the body an allergy manifests – in the lungs or on the skin, for instance – the confusion of the immune system can almost always be trace to gut dysfunction”

      and here’s an excerpt from his earlier book “Clean”;

      “Allergies are one of the most common symptoms of toxicity. But detecting the cause isn’t as easy as staying away from the things that make you sneeze. Allergic responses to food don’t necessarily play out in an obvious cause and effect way, like drinking milk and immediately getting hives or a stomach cramp. They can be delayed by hours, expressing themselves as diarrhea or headaches later in the day.”

      If you’re interested, I’d definitely get a copy of his “Clean Gut” book.

      Good luck to you and your young men. I’d really like to hear how you’re getting on and about the things you learn along the way.

      All the best, Peter.

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