Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Studies blame pesticides for bee deaths.

By Kevin Bernard

The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides says the use of neonicotinoids and neonics should be phased out entirely, but until then, their use needs to be more tightly regulated.


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NEONICOTINOIDS 1

    A study of more than 800 research papers has found conclusive evidence linking the mass deaths of bees and butterflies and two widely used types of pesticides.
    The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides says the use of neonicotinoids and neonics should be phased out entirely, but until then, their use needs to be more tightly regulated.
    Scientists compare the threat to the environment as equivalent to that posed by D-D-T in the 1960's.

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