Two long-term studies were published today showing comprehensive evidence that neonicotinoid use could have long-term effects on populations of non-target insects, especially wild pollinators. The studies look at wild bees in the UK and butterflies in California.
I wrote a piece for The Conversation on why I think these studies are important and how these results relate to Australia.
Read more: Neonicotinoids linked to wild bee and butterfly declines in Europe and US
Also see Jeff Ollerton’s great post on the UK bee study: Bees and pesticides – a major new study just published
© Manu Saunders 2016