NCEAS study: Essential Nutrients in Fruits & Vegetables Depend on Pollinators

NCEAS Working Group finds that fruits and vegetables that provide essential vitamins and minerals to humans depend on pollinators. Without pollinators, the international interdisciplinary research team estimates that up to 40% of key nutrients provided by fruits and vegetables could be lost.

Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
E.J. Eilers, C. Kremen, S. Smith Greenleaf, A.K. Garber, A.M. Klein
PLoS ONE 6(6) (June 2011)

Stories about this study appeared on:
Science Daily: Pollinators make critical contribution to healthy diets (24 Jun 2011)
Edhat: Pollination study (22 Jun 2011)

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Posted on June 22, 2011