“A group of scientist are suggesting that our love of the mobile phone could cause massive food shortages, as the world’s harvests fail, because the radiation given off by mobile phones and other hi-tech gadgets are responsible for the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops.
The theory is that radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees’ navigation systems, preventing the famously homeloving species from finding their way back to their hives. Improbable as it may seem, there is now evidence to back this up.
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) occurs when a hive’s inhabitants suddenly disappear, leaving only queens, eggs and a few immature workers.
The implications of the spread are alarming. Most of the world’s crops depend on pollination by bees. Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared, “man would have only four years of life left”.
Now a limited study at Landau University has found that bees refuse to return to their hives when mobile phones are placed nearby . Dr Jochen Kuhn, who carried it out, said this could provide a “hint” to a possible cause.”
Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?
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