by Rebecca Nesbit
Throughout our decades of pesticide use we have tried to create pesticides that are lethal to pests but don’t affect non-target organisms such as ladybirds and bees. One of the avenues scientists are going down for this reason is GM crops. This 2010 study published in Ecotoxicology [...]
The UK has 24 bumblebee species left, but we’ve already seen 2 extinctions. In Europe, intensive agriculture is thought to be the greatest cause of bumblebee declines, due to the loss of wildflowers and nesting sites. However, not all species are declining at the same rate and we don’t really know why.
As always, [...]