Radio Made in Michigan
4:43 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Common insecticides a growing threat to bird populations

 

Researchers discovered that a single corn kernel covered in a neonicotinoid can kill a songbird.
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The American Bird Conservancy released a report last week calling for a ban on widely-used insecticides suspected of damage to bird and aquatic populations.

 

WKAR’s Peter Whorf speaks with MSU assistant professor of zoology Dr. Pamela Rasmussen about the class of insecticides containing neonicotinoids.

 

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