menu

Whole Foods Eliminates Produce To Highlight The Dwindling Bee Population [Pics]

Whole Foods Eliminates Produce To Highlight The Dwindling Bee Population [Pics]
Advertising

The supermarket temporarily removed half its fruits and vegetables in the store to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 18 june 2013

To raise awareness of the importance of bees to agriculture and to the food system, the Whole Foods Market store in University Heights Marketplace in Providence, Rhode Island has temporarily removed about half of its produce from the store floor to illustrate what would happen if the bee population died off.

The supermarket removed the fruits and vegetables that are dependent on bees for pollination. According to a news release, the store removed 237 out of 453 products. This number represents 52% of the products in the department.

Whole-Foods-Market-produce-1

Whole-Foods-Market-produce-2

Among the fruits and vegetables removed were apples, onions, carrots, mangoes, lemons, eggplant, cucumber, celery, green onions, and more.

Whole Foods is currently working with The Xerces Society for pollinator preservation and from June 12 to 25, the supermarket company will donate 10 cents to the organization for every pound of organic summer squash sold at their stores.

Whole Foods Market encourages people to help raise honey bee awareness via the Share The Buzz page on their website.

Whole Foods Market

Images via Whole Foods Market

Trending

Machine Printer Uses Coffee Drips To Create Intricate Portraits

Arts & Culture
Technology december 2, 2016

Why Nest Doesn't Get The Holidays

PSFK founder reacts to the damaging effects of poor email marketing

Children december 2, 2016

Robots Could Be Joining Dubai’s Police Force In 2017

The real-life RoboCops can salute, shake hands and collect traffic fines

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Retail 2017

See All
Travel december 2, 2016

Parka Hides And Charges Portable Devices

Bolt is a jacket that lets people carry and charge their various electronics without the need for an outlet

Related Expert

Jennifer Lopez

Science, Space, Technology, Innovation, Social Good

Food december 2, 2016

Yelp's New 'Yelfie' Feature Lets Diners Take Selfies

The update is designed to encourage people to attach a selfie when they share their experiences

Design & Architecture december 2, 2016

Build Your Own Savory Cheese Advent Calendar

A British food blogger has created a guide to building a different kind of holiday surprise

Fitness & Sport december 2, 2016

Floating Gym Concept In Paris Is Powered By Your Workout

The proposed design from Carlo Ratti Associati lets passengers ride a stationary bike as they travel through Paris along the Seine River

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Retail 2017
Transformation Strategies For Customer-First Business
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed november 22, 2016

Digital Strategist: Why “Big Sensing” Is Key To Retail’s Future

Bud Caddell, Founder of NOBL, shares why the most capable and useful asset in any retail environment is the workforce

PSFK Labs december 1, 2016

Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

Syndicated december 2, 2016

What Does The Future Of Android Look Like In A World With The Pixel?

Google’s decision to make its own phone might have looked like a blow to the likes of Samsung but the reality is much more interesting

Retail december 2, 2016

Customer Service Expert: Why Offline Retail Has Better Data Than Online Retail

Healey Cypher, Founder and CEO of Oak Labs, shares why we should be thinking about the physical store as an e-commerce site

Fashion december 2, 2016

Alexander McQueen Designs A 3D-Printed Umbrella

3D-printed fashion arrives in time for the winter season

Work december 2, 2016

Why Training Associates To Be Advocates Is Key To Retail Success

In our Future of Retail 2017 report, PSFK Labs discusses strategies to prioritize customer service, which begins with associate advocates

Media & Publishing december 2, 2016

Netflix Creates Binge Candle To Celebrate A New Season Of Gilmore Girls

The streaming service developed a special layered candle that creates candle with episode-specific smells

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Arts & Culture december 2, 2016

Interactive Film Tells A Story About Living With Cancer

A moving song written by a father of a cancer patient comes alive in a 3D environment

Automotive december 2, 2016

Audi And LEGO Exhibit Autonomous Vehicle Installation

The installation at Design Miami explores the 25th hour, which represents bonus productive work or play time

No search results found.