Pollinators sweeten summer foods
Bicolored striped-sweat bee pollinating a sunflower. Photo courtesy of Sankax/Creative Commons.
Pollinators are a vital part of nature. They also provide a vital service to farmers. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognize the economic value of native pollinators in the U.S., which is estimated at $3 billion a year. We also recognize that they do this for FREE! Scientists are increasingly discovering how native pollinators can contribute to crop pollination. Let’s meet some favorite summer foods and their pollinators.
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