Research Articles

Research Articles

Increasing neonicotinoid use and the declining butterfly fauna of lowland California , Forister et.al., Royal Society Publishing, August 16, 2016

The Impact of Neonicotinoids on Honey Bees , Briefing Paper, LWV Minnesota, November 2015

Thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production , Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IBPE), Feb. 2016

Unknown Benefits, Hidden Costs; Neonidoctinoid Seed Coatings, Crop Yields and Pollinators , Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Ben Lilliston, Jim Kleinschmit, Aug. 5, 2015

Gardeners Beware (2014): Bee-toxic pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants sold at garden centers across the U.S. and Canada , A 2014Friends of the EarthReport

Nicotine-Like Effects of the Neonicotinoid Insecticides Acetamiprid and Imidacloprid on Cerebellar Neurons from Neonatal Rats , This is a peer reviewed study fromPLOS ONE Journalsuggesting that neonicotinoidsdoeffect the mammalian nervous system.

Gardeners Beware: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers Nationwide , A 2013Friends of the EarthReport

Sub-lethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder , ThisHarvardstudy associates neonicotinoids with CCD.

Worldwide Integrated Assessment, The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides

TheTask Force on Systemic Pesticidesprovides findings in a number of areas including invertebrates, birds,  as well as insect pollinators. Press Release , Media Briefing Notes

Immune Suppression by Neonictoinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines , This paper was published in theJournal of Environmental Immunology and Toxicology.

The Impact of the Nation’s Most Widely Used Insecticides on Birds  

TheAmerican Bird Conservancy examined the risks to birds and aquatic systems, including extensive comparisons with the older pesticides that the neonics have replaced.  The results reinforce the need for immediate intervention.

Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the Science , PAN (Pesticide Action Network)released this 22-page report on the factors behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) with a sustained focus on the particular role of pesticides.

Beyond the Birds and the Bees , The Xerces Society  released this report on the effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Agriculturally Important Beneficial Insects.

Bees in Decline , Greenpeace International released "Bees in Decline" a comprehensive scientific review of the "need to eliminate bee-killer pesticides in Europe" saying that both agriculture and pollinators in Europe are at risk.