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Culinate Newsletter July 11

(mailing, James Berry)

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 h1. Dear readers,
 Last month near Portland, Oregon, some 50,000 honeybees died in a Target parking lot after pollinating nearby linden trees. The trees had been sprayed with an aphid-killing insecticide called Safari, which is in a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. These pesticides kill, yes, a lot of pests, but they are also known to be harmful to bees and other pollinators. In fact, the EU recently banned the use of them for two years, in an effort to stem the number of honey-bee deaths — a worldwide phenomenon we've come to know as colony collapse disorder.

 On Culinate, we've published [/articles/firstperson/beelove plenty] about [/articles/sift/brokenbeesworstyearyet "honey bees,"] the vital role they play in food production and the [/articles/sift/beepicture challenges] to their survival. But a picture is worth a thousand words, and these photos — of a Providence, Rhode Island, Whole Foods market — tell quite a story. The store, in a joint project with the Xerces Society to raise awareness of the importance of bees to our food system, removed from its shelves all of the produce that wouldn't exist if not for honey bees. Seeing the empty displays — rid of apples, avocados, carrots, citrus, onions, kale, almonds, and much more — is pretty sobering.
 Kim Carlson
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story1text: "He might have become an ice cream executive, but instead he's worked hard to inform Americans about the unenviable state of our food system."
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story2text: "Adam Ried can't get enough of this Tunisian chile paste that provides, in his view, just the perfect amount of heat. Great recipes, too."

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recipe2text: "The light buttery taste of this ‘Quinoa Revolution’ recipe complements practically any main course." 

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