Like most people these days; I’m totally dependent upon my mobile phone. It’s the lifeline that keeps me connected to all of the important people in my life. It allows me to talk, text, surf the web, and check my email wherever I may be.
But, ever since I moved to the massively confusing, traffic-choked maze of Washington, DC last fall; what I’ve come to depend on most about my phone has been its mobile GPS navigation application.
So, imagine my surprise and concern when I read today that some scientists believe that electronic transmissions from mobile phones may be causing a decline in the worldwide bee population.
Because we need bees to pollinate the crops we depend on for food; it’s possible our hunger for mobile could eventually result in worldwide famine and starvation.
The theory is that radiation given off by mobile phones and other electronic devices is interfering with bees’ natural ability to navigate their way back to their hives. This causes the once thriving hives to become virtual ghost towns, and crops that depend on pollination from those hives to fail.
Ironic food for thought:
What’s more important; you finding your way to McDonald’s today, or bees finding their way to and from the crops that will feed the entire world tomorrow?