By Wendy Wells, NMD.

Popular Pesticides "Damage Brains of Bees"

Neonicotanoids are a class of insecticides that can affect central nervous system brain synapses.

Nature CommunicationsExit Site, and the Journal of Experimental BiologyExit Site provides more evidence connecting increases of bee colony collapse with pesticides containing Neonicotanoids.

Products Containing Neonicotanoids

Used for home, nursery and garden.

Common Name - Brand Trade Name

List does not include brand names commonly used in factory farmed food production.

Source: Univesity of FloridaExit Site Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Lists of toxicities, and a cross-reference of chemical, common, and trade names of neonicotanoid pesticides approved for use in the United States.

List of Neonicotanoid ProductsExit SiteExit Site currently approved for general purchase in the United Kingdom.

Wendy Wells

Author Wendy Wells is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Arizona.
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Pesticides and inorganic fertilizers Bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes and microarthropods in balance, encourage thriving plant species. These balances have been observed in soils worldwide, where plants grow without pesticides or inorganic fertilizers.