Rowan Jacobsen 's Fruitless Fall : The Collapse Of The Honey Bee And The Coming Agricultural Crisis Essay

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Rowan Jacobsen’s Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis reminded me of the movie, The Lorax, when all the trees were cut down to make scarf, and the town became an inhabitable place to live. The people there had moved into a high fenced area where they had to buy oxygen in large gallons. Similar to the opening chapter: Breakfast in America of the book, Fruitless Fall, besides being an omnivore, I am also a frugivore, and that basically mean I eat fruit almost every day especially for breakfast-cherries, berries, apple, banana, and any other fruits I can find in Morris or Alexandria. However, my favorite fruit of all is the king of fruits, the durian. As the Rowan Jacobsen (2008) mentioned in Fruitless Fall, most of the plants cannot reproduce and produce the fruits without insects. The author further wrote insects play an important role being the “sexual handmaidens to the flowering plants (Jacobsen, pg. 21)”. And now, these handmaidens especially the honey bees are declining globally. Jacobsen’s objectives in writing Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis, are the world’s bees disappearance, pollinator crisis, and the overall the incline of human agricultural crisis. I believe anyone who read Fruitless Fall can be honked to the book. It is an easy to read, and not too many difficult scientific words, so if people in other areas read it they can understand it too because it is highly
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