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Pesticides have a number of negative side effects, and one of them is the death of a large portion of bird and bee populations! What does this mean for humans? Alex Farnham from Animalist News joins DNews to discuss how our food supply could be at risk!
Pesticides linked to dwindling bird numbers – Dutch study
“The report is the first evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides, restricted in the European Union because of worries about bees, are having knock-on effects on larger creatures by reducing insect prey such as mosquitoes or beetles.”
“Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine.”
Declines in insectivorous birds are associated with high neonicotinoid concentrations
“Recent studies have shown that neonicotinoid insecticides have adverse effects on non-target invertebrate species.”
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