The risk of insecticides to pollinating insects

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    A key new risk to our pollinators has been identified as exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides. These discoveries have refuelled the debate over whether or not the neonicotinoid insecticides should be banned and conflicting evidence is used in this battle. However, the issue is not black or white, but gray. It is not an issue of whether the neonicotinoids are toxic to insects or not. Clearly, all insecticides were designed and optimized for this attribute. The real question is, or at least should be, which insecticide is the safest for use for a particular need.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere25074
    Number of pages3
    JournalCommunicative & Integrative Biology
    Volume6
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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    In: Communicative & Integrative Biology, Vol. 6, No. 5, e25074, 09.2013.

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