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Pesticide residues still prevalent in honey: Recent review of samples from around the world reveals danger to bees

An international team of scientists have just concluded that roughly 75 percent of honey worldwide is contaminated (to some degree) with neonicotinoid residues. This, despite a European Union (EU) partial ban on the pesticides in 2014. These conclusions suggest that more actions need to be taken to limit the exposure insect pollinators have with these pesticides. The authors stated that while the observed concentrations of neonicotinoids were too low to be considered a risk to human health, long-term chronic exposure may affect the well-being of honeybees globally.  Read more...
 

 

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