Objectives: 1. To explore the contribution of bees to food production 2. To evaluate the impacts that industrial agriculture has, particularly the use of pesticides, on bee populations and consequently on the services they provide. 3. To suggest solutions/strategies to improve the current issue (Solutions can involve individual actions, economic or political strategies). Guidelines: Write an editorial for a newspaper that tries to persuade the reader on the need of creating sustainable food production that will support healthy bee populations. o The report should be (750 – 1000 words) and include all of the following deliverables Introduction that establishes the main issue/position to be argued Analysis that evaluates the evidence of both poor and good agricultural practices and how they can impact bee populations. A conclusion that includes your stance on the topic and suggested strategies, as based on the evidence presented. The last page (not counted towards the word count) should include a list of references in APA formatting style o A minimum of 4 sources with supporting evidence should be used. o The sources should be credible and reliable, books, institutional and educational websites, and with minimum of 2 from peer-reviewed journals. o All external sources should be cited in-text according to APA formatting style and a reference list (of sources used) should be provided, see link https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/ for formatting.
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