Friday, July 25, 2014

Pesticides - bee and bird killer!

A new study led by researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands, has suggested that areas with high concentrations of crop pesticides or neonicotinoids have killed bee colonies and birds.

A study from 2003 to 2010 has observed that areas with great concentration of the said pesticides have reduced the number of barn swallows, tree sparrow, and common starlings of up to 3.5 percent yearly. This will result in harmful effects to our ecosystem which could lead to chain reactions that will indirectly affect us humans in the near future.

The pesticide is now banned for use in Europe, but is still used widely in the US and around the world. As of now, chemists are trying to find a better option to prevent future crisis.

Have you thought of ways to solve this problem? What better alternatives do you think farmers should use for their crops?

Source here.

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