Bee on flowerCategoriesLifestyle

Why we should be worried that our bees are dying.

Bees are dying off at an alarming rate.

According to the EPA, bee populations have declined by 40% in the last 50 years and that’s just one of many startling facts about bees. Bees are responsible for pollinating 75% of all crops worldwide which means if they die off, we will be left with a food shortage.

 

A study from Harvard University found that neonicotinoids – a common pesticide used on large scale farms – is the likely cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The neurotoxin makes it hard for bees to navigate back to their hives after collecting nectar and pollen which eventually leads to death.

The best way you can help save our bees is by supporting organic agriculture and reducing your chemical usage.

The bee population is in danger. Bees are dying at alarming rates and scientists trying to understand. It’s not just a few bees that are dying, it’s whole colonies some with as many as 100,000 or more bees.

Scientists have been researching the issue for years now but there still isn’t a definite answer to what causes this phenomenon. Some of the things they suspect are pesticides and climate change but these two factors may not be linked together after all.

Our organic fertilisers is not only chemical-free it is replacing all of the lost nutrients in our soil. Read more about Swift Grow.

Farm at sunriseCategoriesSoil Health

The dangers of overuse of chemicals and pesticides in farming.

The use of chemicals in farming has been increasing over the past few years. Farmers are applying pesticides, fertilisers, and herbicides to their crops with little regard for the long-term effects these chemicals have on the environment and human health.

A study from Cornell University found that one-third of all food is contaminated by pesticide residues. The study also found that a single fruit or vegetable can contain as many as 18 different chemical residues. This is an alarming trend considering how dangerous some pesticides are to humans and animals alike.

The use of chemicals and pesticides in farming is a major issue that needs to be addressed. The overuse of these products has been shown to have detrimental effects on the environment, human health, and wildlife population. In fact, there are now certain areas in China where all living organisms have died because they’ve used so many pesticides.

The issue is that farmers use harsh chemicals to kill weeds and other pests, which causes soil damage. These chemicals can also seep into groundwater and lead to contamination.

That is why we created Swift Grow, an organic fertiliser that saves our soils and planet, whilst replacing all nutrients back into the soil.

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