Vanishing of the Bees
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The way VANISHING OF THE BEES explains the situation, bees are not avoiding just me. What the film deems Colony Collapse Disorder results in beekeepers discovering their honeybees literally disappearing. VANISHING OF THE BEES reminds us honeybees pollinate enough crops to be responsible for "one out of every three bites of food on our tables," so this is not just nature taking its course.
So, why are the bees buzzing off? Because agribusiness, pushing pesticides and farming monocultures, fails to heed the Chiffon warning, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature." In the name of cutting costs, the food industry unwittingly undermines itself by killing off irreplaceable honeybees.
See VANISHING OF THE BEES.
In fact, so much of Vanishing of the Bees is so reasonable that it's a little startling when the film tosses us a fleeting curveball (as it does every 10-15 minutes).
Given some of the doomsday conversation that has surrounded this topic, Vanishing of the Bees does an admirable job of staying away from the kind of sensationalist rhetoric that has fueled so many magazine articles on the subject (which usually begin by quoting Albert Einstein and end by proclaiming that we'll all be dead soon if we don't figure this out by yesterday). Perhaps recognizing that it's taking enough license with its slightly-overconfident pesticide proclamations, the documentary otherwise chooses to focus on the effects CCD has on beekeepers and crops.
The DVD transfer is sturdy if unremarkable, faring the best when it focuses on its striking collection of farmland imagery. There are quite a few talking heads, along with some animated slides that look kind of crummy (along those lines, the pieces of archival footage employed look rougher than they ought to, also).Read more ›
You may have heard about the honeybee "issue" across the news media over the last few years and not have given it too much thought. You maybe unknowingly helping in destroying food as we know it by the choices you make at the supermarket.
Vanishing of the Bees shows you this global problem in a wonderfully directed, shot and paced film, that I recommend everyone watch right away! The film shows all the heart, dedication and passion of the beekeepers that are on the front line of this issue. You will care about what is going on, what needs to be done and how you and your family can help. What more can you ask for in a documentary?
Yet another reason to change our food system.
If films like Food, Inc., Earthlings and Forks Over Knives or books like John Robbins: The Food Revolution, Micheal Pollens: In Defense of Food and Thomas Campbells: The China Study have not changed the way you and your family consume the food you eat 3 times a day then Vanishing of the Bees maybee your opportunity we need for change.
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EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS DOCUMENTARY ON AMERICA'S FOOD SUPPLY AND THE DANGERS IN CURRENT AG. PRACTICES!Published 2 months ago by Wyatt D. Ribarich
Received in EXCELLENT condition. What a great informative dvd. A real eye-opener! Our poor bees!!!!!!Published 2 months ago by M. Swift
Very good documentary. As Americans we’re allowing big Agra and global corporations to slowly destroy our land, water and each other. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Griffith
You NEED to know about this. Thank you, Ellen Page.
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We have friends who are cross-country pollinating bee keepers and I've been watching their demeanor change over the last few years as more and more bees die and it gets harder and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Borderpilot
5 stars for the necessary, yet sad information of which we all should be aware. If honeybee decline continues, our food will also diminish & it's up to us to learn what to do to to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by JusD Garris