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Preventing "Insect Apocalypse" Critical to World Food Supplies Source: Stock Image of Bee Medical Innovation Breakthrough from Finland Bees are vital to the production of global food supplies. They help fertilize 3 out of 4 crops globally. They do so by transferring pollen from male to female flowers. Bees are being wiped out by disease. Scientists in Finland have innovated the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease. Drastic Bee Population Decline There has been a drastic decline in bee numbers that could cause a global food crisis. The bees have been dying from what's called "colony collapse disorder", a mysterious bee epidemic worldwide. A United Nations study indicates that 40% of the world's bees and butterflies face extinction. Scientists warn that will result in higher food prices and food shortages. Medical Innovation Breakthrough The new vaccine was developed by scientists at Helsinki University.