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Bees Love This One Pesticide, But It’s Killing Them Slowly

Several recent studies point to a disturbing relationship between bees, which are essential for the health of the planet, and a particular class of pesticide known as nicotinoids.

Nicotine, the compound we all know and fear, is a natural substance. Plants produce it because it keeps bugs away. Hence the development of neonicotinoids, synthetic pesticides that are chemically very similar to nicotine. But a few recent studies further our understanding of just how dangerous they can be.

For the full article, please visit Modern Farmer magazine.

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