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Why Are We Concerned About Pesticides

These are just a few of the concerns we have about pesticide application in the U.S. Other countries have banned many of the systemic pesticides used in the U.S. and in 2018, the European Union voted for a near total ban on the use of several neonicitinoids.

  • ​Insect and bird pollinators are responsible for a great deal of pollination of our food crops as well as native and ornamental plants. Loss of these species not only affects our food productivity, but it also contributes to the collapse of biodiversity in our ecosystems. A May 2013 report by