Pollination and Plant Resources Change the Nutritional Quality of Almonds for Human Health
Alexandra-Maria Klein, Andrea Garber, Claire Brittan, Claire Kremen
agriculture, diversity, ecosystem service, nutrition, nuts, pollinators
This paper looks at the manipulation of pollination sources to see if there is a nutritional composition change in almond crops. They tested self-pollination and cross-pollination to see the effects on the fat and vitamin E in the nut. Findings show the importance of insects as cross-pollinators and how they can affect the quality of food and human health overall. This study has implications for policy surrounding environmental factors that affect pollination.