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 Communications, and the Journal of Experimental Biology 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
- Acetamiprid - Acetamiprid®, Assail®, Tristar®
- Clothianidin - Acceleron®, Arena®, Belay®, Celero®, Clutch®, Nipsit Inside®, Poncho®
- Dinotefuran - Alpine®, Dinotefuran®, Safari®, Scorpion®, Venom®
- Imidacloprid - Admire®, Advantage®, Gaucho®, Merit®, Marathon® Premise®, Touchstone®
- Thiamethoxam - Cruiser®, Flagship®, Platinum®
- Thiacloprid - Provado®
List does not include brand names commonly used in factory farmed food production.
Source: Univesity of Florida 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 Products currently approved for general purchase in the United Kingdom.
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Soil Association - "Organic farming depends on encouraging a diverse ecosystem to maintain soil fertility, keeping pests under control naturally. It does this by encouraging nature’s own predators by maintaining hedge-rows and creating open, ‘wild’ space, and changing crops planted each season, to keep soil fertile and avoid harmful chemicals."
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.