Controversial pesticide is causing songbirds to lose their way and suffer dramatic weight loss



The world's most widely used insecticide has been linked to a global decline in songbirds.
Researchers say neonicotinoids, which have also been shown to harm bees, can cause migrating birds to suffer dramatic weight loss and lose their sense of direction.
The team say eating just three or four seeds a day treated with the chemicals caused problems.
NEO-NICOTINOIDS The pesticides - known as neo-nicotinoids or 'neo-nics' - are meant to kill insects that eat crops.
They are used in sprays and coatings on seeds – killing sap-sucking weevils and aphids. 
Increasing evidence shows they also cause... read more

 
30 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 63
Source: Daily Mail
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