Bumblebee exposure to neonic pesticides can lead to poorer crops

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    I googled the two words; neonicotinoid pesticides

    The neonicotinoid family includes acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, nitenpyram, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world. Compared to organophosphate and carbamate insecticides neonicotinoids cause less toxicity in birds and mammals than insects.

    Neonicotinoid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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