Role of Pesticides in Bee Decline: Scientists Call for Debate

Posted on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

May 22, 2014 - News Release from UofG main page

An international panel of scientists, including a University of Guelph professor, is calling for an evidence-based debate over whether controversial and widely used neonicotinoid insecticides are causing population declines in bees and other insect pollinators.

A paper on the scientific evidence about neonicotinoids was published May 21 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B by nine scientists at leading European universities and Guelph professor Nigel Raine, the newly installed Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation.

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