Have apples, carrots, lemons or watermelon on your grocery list? Bad news — without bees, these foods could be much harder to find in the produce section, according to a new campaign from Whole Foods Market.
Europe instituted a temporary ban on a class of pesticides believed to be harmful to bees in April, and researchers at Washington State University have proposed a bee sperm bank to try and breed hardier colonies, but the insects are still dying in record numbers.
So what would a supermarket without bees look like? Whole Foods pulled all of the produce dependent on pollinators from the shelves of their University Heights store in Rhode Island — a whopping 237 items, or 52 percent of the normal product mix.
Take a peek below.