Hand Pollination: Lessons From Sichuan | FoodUnfolded AudioArticle

Hand Pollination: Lessons From Sichuan | FoodUnfolded AudioArticle
19 mag 2023 · 9 min. 35 sec.

Bees and other pollinators play an invaluable role on our planet – from being an integral part of land-based ecosystems to sustaining human agricultural systems through pollination. But how does...

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Bees and other pollinators play an invaluable role on our planet – from being an integral part of land-based ecosystems to sustaining human agricultural systems through pollination. But how does agriculture fare when these little miracle workers disappear from a landscape? Read on to learn why farmers in China’s Sichuan Province have resorted to pollinating their orchards by hand, why can't plants pollinate themselves and what drove this unusual practice.

Article by Molly Melvin
Read by Inés Oort Alonso
Graphics by Eloise Adler
Sound Design by Jane Alice Liu

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