Vanishing of the Bees

This film discusses the disturbing trend of the loss of honeybees known as CCD – Colony Collapse Disorder. Beekeepers reveal the mysterious and abrupt disappearance of hive after hive of seemingly healthy bees. Beekeepers are not only concerned about the pollination impact, but also about what this means from a big picture perspective. They believe that this is merely an indicator of the health of the environment and the sustainability of current common practices.

Holistic practices vs. industrial practices are compared including queen bee lifespan and artificial insemination, honey vs. sugar syrup as food for the hive, and local hives vs. migratory or trucked hives. The potential impact of topical and systemic pesticides are reviewed showing the relation of CCD to the introduction of systemic pesticides and GMOs. Also discussed is the increase in honey products being imported and supplemented with lactose and high fructose corn syrup.

You can help support the honeybees by buying local, buying organic, or planting your own garden.

Learn more about this issue and view the trailer here: http://www.vanishingbees.com/

Here’s another article from Natural News on this topic: http://www.naturalnews.com/042765_neonicotinoids_honey_bees_immune_systems.html

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Windfall

Great film revealing the realities of wind turbines. With the push for green energy sources we have seen wind farms pop up all over the nation. More and more, the companies installing these wind turbines are leasing land in rural areas and on farms where residents live in close proximity to these structures.

This film primarily focuses on the small town of Meredith in upstate New York and how this issue has divided its citizens. Video footage of the flickering shadows cast through windows into homes and recordings of the low thumping hum give you an idea of the reality of the daily impact of these turbines in residential areas. Residents share information on the noise and vibrations that are a constant annoyance and the health issues they have experienced that started when the turbines were turned on, including headaches, nausea, insomnia, and fatigue. Issues such as setbacks, ice throws, and equipment failures are discussed, as well as the realities of energy ROI.

View the trailer here: http://windfallthemovie.com

Also learn more about the health, wildlife, and environmental impacts of wind turbines here: http://wind-watch.org/

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