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NEW! 2014 Presidential MemorandumFact Sheet, and Blog Post

Why are Pollinators Important to DoD?

What You Can Do to Help!

Pollinator Week 2014 – June 16-22

ABOUT POLLINATORS
DoD Pollinator Initiatives
Birds, bees, bats, and other pollinators are in significant decline across the country and around the world. Yet, nearly 80% of the world's crops require pollination, including fruits, vegetables, chocolate, and tequila. Without pollinators, there would be no tomato salads, no strawberry smoothies, no Hershey’s Kisses™, and no margaritas. One out of every three mouthfuls of food we eat and beverages we drink is the result of pollinator activity. In the United States, insects pollinate crops that produce between $20 billion and $30 billion worth of products annually!