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Research News: Michigan State Saving the Bees from Pesticides 

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Without pesticides farmers would become nearly impossible to feeding earth’s 7.6 billion inhabitants. However, pesticides can also kills bees and without them agriculture as we know it would collapse. One third of our global food supply is pollinated by bees. Researchers at Michigan State University’s entomology department may have found a way of solving this dilemma. A recent study demonstrates that molecular tweaks can allow Pyrethroid pesticides to kill pests without killing bees.

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