A ground breaking new meta-analysis on the impacts on bees of a combination of real life environmental pressures has confirmed that the cocktails of toxic pesticides bees are exposed to from intensive conventional farming significantly increases bee mortality. According to the analysis of 90 studies, it also found that agricultural pesticides sold to farmers ready-mixed More
Source: The Use of Toxic Pesticides in Farming is the Biggest Problem for Bees … and Us! – CounterPunch.org
“The evidence is clear: pesticide use is wiping out insect populations and ecosystems around the world, and threatening food production.”
Source: Save the Insects, Save the Farmers, Save Ourselves: New Global Report Calls for End of Industrial Agriculture | Common Dreams News
Though neonicotinoids are banned in the EU, a sophisticated information war has kept these insecticides — toxic to bees and birds — on the U.S. market.
Source: The Pesticide Industry’s Playbook for Poisoning the Earth