Disappearing bee colonies could drive up ice cream prices

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Disappearing bee colonies could drive up ice cream prices Disappearing bees threaten ice cream sellers Premium maker Haagen-Dazs says vanishing bee colonies in the U.S. could mean fewer flavors and high prices. By Parija B. Kavilanz , CNNMoney.com senior writer February 17 2008: 12:43 PM EST NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Haagen-Dazs is warning that a creature as small as a honeybee could become a big problem for the premium ice cream maker's business. At issue is the disappearing bee colonies in the United States, a situation that continue to mystify scientists and frighten foodmakers. That's because, according to Haagen-Dazs, one-third of the U.S. food supply - including a variety of fruits, vegetables and even nuts - depends on pollination from bees. Haagen-Dazs, which is owned by Nestle, said bees are actually responsible for 40% of its 60 flavors - such as strawberry, toasted pecan and banana split. "These are among consumers' favorite flavors," said Katty Pien, brand director with
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course CELL 101 taught by Professor Burdsal during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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