Neonicotinoids ‘should be phased out’, say scientists

Systemic pesticides are having a widespread and damaging impact on global biodiversity, and their continued use is unsustainable, says a new global study

by Rachel Salvidge
Dutch scientists have shown link between imidacloprid and a decline in insect-eating bird populations such as starlings (photograph: Beverley Goodwin, CC by 2.0)
Dutch scientists have shown link between imidacloprid and a decline in insect-eating bird populations such as starlings (photograph: Beverley Goodwin, CC by 2.0)

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