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Could Robot Bees Help Save Our Crops?
The White House considers this potential $15 billion problem so vexing that Obama last month issued a presidential memorandum creating a Pollinator Health Task Force, enlisting several federal departments including State and Defense to save the bees. The Task Force will examine the many potential causes of CCD, including increased use of toxic pesticides, disease, and certain beekeeping methods. The message: CCD is serious business.
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