Pollination is responsible for providing us with a wide variety of food, as well as the survival of many species of flora and fauna. Pollinators such as bees, that pollinate nuts, fruits and vegetables, are directly or indirectly responsible for a significant part of the world’s crop production. The decline of pollinators can impact future food production capabilities. Therefore the diminishing bee population is a serious concern. Bees have diminished drastically in recent years due to a variety of factors including pesticides, diseases and habitat degradation resulting in a loss of genetic diversity. Come and join the conversation at the July GTEx Forum to discuss safer and more sustainable options that are being pursued by BC based researchers and companies.
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
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