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Whole Kids Foundation Unites with Top Chefs and Celebrated Restaurants to Raise $100,000 and Fund 50 New School Beehives

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“Top Chef” alumni Melissa King and Tu David Phu in San Francisco, Houston’s acclaimed Rainbow Lodge Chef Mark Schmidt with owner Donnette Hansen, and Atlanta’s James Beard Award–winning Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia will Host Bee Dinners to raise awareness and funds during June’s National Pollinator Month.

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“Top Chef” alumni Melissa King and Tu David Phu in San Francisco, Houston’s acclaimed Rainbow Lodge Chef Mark Schmidt with owner Donnette Hansen, and Atlanta’s James Beard Award–winning Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia will Host Bee Dinners to raise awareness and funds during June’s National Pollinator Month.

From the Field: New Meadow Blooms at Cascadian Farm

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Nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking North Cascades mountain range in western Washington’s Upper Skagit Valley, Cascadian Farm is now even more beautiful with the addition of a showy new meadow. Working with farm director Ashley Minnerath and farmer Clay Godbolt, Xerces designed the 1/4 acre meadow and site preparation process using only organic practices. The meadow is a welcome addition to the farm, attracting pollinators to the meadow and the adjacent blueberry crops. Also nearby is an ice cream stand – right in front of the meadow!

Protecting Worker Bees Around the World

by Florian Trohay
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Every third bite we take of food is the work of pollinators. Yet increasing stress on bee hives and habitat impacts agriculture as earth’s population keeps growing.

The health of our food chain is at stake without the work of pollinators. As a food company, we rely on Mother Nature and her creatures to thrive.

It’s Time to Bee Better

A new certification from the Xerces Society and Oregon Tilth aims to restore pollinator habitat
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by Margarett Waterbury, Managing Editor of Edible Portland

Here's the Buzz on Häagen-Dazs' Plan to Protect Honeybees

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Last week, a few journalists, a farmer, an entomologist and an ice cream man drove two hours southeast from Oakland to Chowchilla, California. It’s an in-between place most people never will visit — the neighborhood bar is a lonely box with one window — but if you’ve eaten an almond in the United States, you depend upon this community. Its riches are rooted in nature.

General Mills, NRCS and the Xerces Society Announce Multi-Year, $4 Million Investment in Pollinator Habitat

Organizations share commitment to help pollinators prosper
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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - General Mills, the Xerces Society, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announce a major milestone in their partnership to restore and protect pollinator habitat across hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland in North America. The five-year, $4 million financial commitment between General Mills and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will support farmers across the U.S. by providing technical assistance to plant and protect pollinator habitat, such as native wildflower field edges and flowering hedgerows.

Restoring Natural Habitat for the Monarch Butterfly

By Eric Sachs, Monsanto Scientific Outreach Lead
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Update: Monsanto is collaborating with others to restore critical habitat and support a healthy monarch butterfly population. As part of this effort, we recently announced a partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in support of NFWF’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund (MBCF). Our $3.6 million donation to the fund will support habitat restoration, education, outreach and milkweed seed production to benefit monarch butterflies.

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