Common weed killer linked to bee deaths

Date: September 24, 2018

Source:University of Texas at Austin

Summary: Honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria. Scientists believe this is evidence that glyphosate might be contributing to the decline of honey bees and native bees around the world.


Glyphosate might be contributing to the decline of bees around the world.
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