Without pollinators, grocery shelves would run short of a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, and delicious favorites like chocolate and coffee.
Since neonicotinoid insecticides were rst intro- duced in the 1990s, U.S. agriculture has become 48 times more toxic to insect life, according to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One.
In this peer-reviewed study, we compared pesticide levels in the bodies of four American families for six days on a non-organic diet and six days on a completely organic diet. We found that an organic diet rapidly and dramatically reduced exposure to pesticides in just one week.
Friends of the Earth and our allies across the country conducted this testing to discover if pesticide residues are present in foods commonly eaten by children and families found at the top four food retailers in the United States: Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Albertsons/Safeway.
New report finds 28 percent decrease in toxic pesticides in “bee-friendly” plants and shows that retailer commitments are shifting the market.
Two-thirds of the food crops humans eat every day require bees and other pollinators to successfully produce a crop. However, the health and productivity of honey bees, bumble bees, and other pollinators are in great peril, and populations are dwindling worldwide.
Bee-toxic pesticides found in "bee-friendly" plants sold at garden centers nationwide.