Neonicotinoids: A serious threat for flower-hopping life-bringers and many more animals
Blogpost by Anne Valette – 12 January, 2017 at 9:00
At this point most people know about neonicotinoids and the serious risk they pose to honey bees. Bees are a link in a chain of biodiversity and pollination of incredible value to our food production. Up to 75% of our crops directly or indirectly depend on pollination. We need to start protecting our pollinators against the threat pesticides like neonicotinoids pose. In 2013 scientific findings in Europe lead to a partial ban of four of the worst bee-harming pesticides (clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and fipronil) – at least when they are used on crops which are attractive to honey bees.
Hundreds of new studies show threat more serious than thought
Since 2013 research on the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides has continued. Greenpeace France asked…
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