Controversial insecticide use rises as farmers douse seeds

Preventative neonicotinoid treatment could harm bees, other pollinating insects

Insecticide graph

GROWTH CHART  The amount of crop seeds coated in controversial insecticides has sprouted since the early 2000s.

Douglas and Tooker/Environmental Science & Technology 2015

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