Tests conducted by agrochemical giants Syngenta and Bayer showed that their own pesticides caused severe harm to bees.
Yet they kept their findings secret and did not make them public.
Documents obtained by Greenpeace reveal that the agrochemical industry has a disregard for the environmental and food security concerns, and that regulators are no help.
According to a UN study more than 40 percent of invertebrate species like bees and butterflies face extinction threats at the local level.
“If Bayer and Syngenta cared about the future of our pollinators, they would have made the findings public…It’s time for these companies to come clean”
Common Dreams reports:
Agrochemical giants Syngenta and Bayer discovered in their own tests that their pesticides caused severe harm to bees, according to unpublished documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the environmental group Greenpeace.
The companies conducted the trials on products that…
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