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How essential are pollinators for global food security?

Pollinator insects play an important role in agriculture, but most crops are not entirely dependent on them. Image: Unsplash/Michele Bergami

Hannah Ritchie

Researcher, Our World in Data

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this chart explains how dependent different crops are on pollinator insects
The varied needs of different crops. Image: Our World in Data

this chart shows how much of global food production depends on pollinators
A look at the role that insects play in our food production. Image: Our World in Data

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