Another great CropLife SA article on pesticides and pollinators

Pesticides and pollinators. Is it possible to ever use these two words together without spurring mass debate? On a rudimentary level, it appears that only two groups are involved in this debate, and they seem to be on polar ends of the “saving the pollinator” spectrum.

The scenario is often illustrated as the proponents of bee health lobbying for certain pesticides to be banned because it has been shown in some laboratory tests to be hazardous or it has been banned elsewhere. On the other side, the pesticide industry refuses to take their products off the market due to a lack of evidence of the so-called risk of their products.

Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that and this picture does not cover the entire story…Thankfully the CropLife SA article does. Click to read on.

Photo by Dmitry Grigoriev on Unsplash

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