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    Bee Part of the Solution June 13th to 26th, Says Whole Foods
    By Hank Campbell | June 14th 2012 01:28 PM | Print | E-mail | Track Comments

    As part of their celebration of National Pollinators Week, Whole Foods Market wants to raise $180,000 to restore pollination habitats. For every organic cantaloupe sold at Whole Foods Market stores from June 13 to 26, they will donate 25 cents to The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a 1:1 match for all donations made to Xerces. 

    Not sure how that last bit works but it tells me Science 2.0 needs a government lobbyist.

    The honey bee plays a mighty role in pollinating more than 100 fruit and vegetable crops across the world but with declines in honey bee populations, biodiversity and the future of our agriculture system and gardens are threatened.  

    Annie’s and The Hain-Celestial Group, Inc. along with following suppliers are also donating funds to support Xerces:

    o Alba Botanica®

    o Almond Breeze

    o Amy’s Kitchen

    o Arrowhead Mills®

    o Attune Foods

    o Avalon Organics®

    o Blue Diamond

    o Earth’s Best®

    o Evian Natural Spring Water

    o GoGo squeeZ

    o Honest Tea

    o Honeydrop Beverages

    o Lake Champlain Chocolates

    o Mrs. Meyers Clean Day®

    o O.N.E. Coconut Water

    o Pacific Natural Foods

    o Popcorn Indiana

    o PROBAR

    o Sambazon

    o Small Planet Foods

    o Nancy’s Yogurt

    o Stonyfield

    o Terra®

    o Three Twins Ice Cream

    o WestSoy®

    o Wholesome Sweeteners

    o Yogi Tea

    For more information, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/sharethebuzz.