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New study links pollination-dependence with areas of malnutrition

Originally published by Emily Dombeck and used with permission.

Did you know that pollinators contribute up to an estimated 8% of global food production, which translates to almost $200 billion in economic impact? But pollination provides benefits beyond just the economic. Many crops that are dependent upon pollinators are also high in micronutrients essential for human health. Researchers at the Natural Capital Project and the Global Landscapes Initiative collaborated on a study released today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B which highlights the overlaps between pollinator-dependent micronutrient production and areas of human malnutrition.

More information can be found in the press release on Stanford University’s website. The paper can be found at the Proceedings website here (paywall; purchase or institutional access required).

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