28 February 2008

bitter/sweet

Most of you have heard various news stories on the disappearance of bees in North America. Most recently, articles appeared talking about the effect of the disappearing bees on food prices and on ice cream. Suffice to say it is not good news.

The other day, I saw this honeycomb vase which didn't sit right with me, but I chalked it up to artistic insanity and moved on. (The mostly unfunny and scientifically incorrect Bee Movie didn't sit right with me either, but we paid good money to see it.)

Today I got some bacn from Starbucks advertising their new Honey Latte and my first thought was, "Oh, that's not a good idea." Why not? I just think that putting out a drink that relies on honey at a time when honey is in short supply seems irresponsible... but maybe that's just me.

1 comment:

Mike DeWolfe said...

Ben & Jerry's have a Honey Vanilla they released last week. Also, if they tie a flavour to a dwindling resource they can jack up the prices-- it's on page six of the Starbucks world domination manual.