Aug. 16, 2018 02:51PM EST
Bumblebees are important agricultural pollinators, so their decline is cause for concern. James Johnstone / CC BY 2.0
As evidence builds that neonicotinoids harm bees and other pollinators and bodies like the EU move to ban them, the agricultural sector is casting about for something to replace what is currently the most-used type of insecticide worldwide.
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