I watched the "news" article the first time but thanks for the excerpt. I knew there was a point you were trying to make. What the beekeeper is claiming is anecdotal. As soon as there's an actual shortage of food due to bees not being able to set crops then the claims will get some traction. Until then it's merely another boy crying wolf. CCD, Neonics, GMO, HFCS, monoculture's, bee shortages, blah blah blah, yet the shelves always seem to be stocked of whatever we want.
People eventually get numb to all the doom and gloom claims people push about the sky falling, Mr. Blather and this article are no exception.
Dfizer, I assumed that's what Jim134 was beating around the bush at, but assuming can get you in trouble. Do you now see my point? I too do presentations at the school my children attend as well as BSA, I promote others getting into beekeeping and help local newbees if they request it. But when asked about this kind of gobbledygook I roll my eyes, voice my opinion, and change the subject back to actual beekeeping.