Glyphosate killing bees
Scientists found Glyphosate harmed honeybees and may impact other insects, like bumblebees

Bees could be dying as a result of exposure some of Britain’s most popular weed killers, new research suggests.

Scientists in the US found evidence that glyphosate , the active ingredient in Roundup and many other brands, may be contributing to the decline of honey bees.

Glyphosate herbicides are the most widely used herbicide in UK agriculture with 5.4 million acres of farmland across Britain treated with the chemical annually.

The study, by the University of Texas, showed worker bees exposed to the glyphosate lose beneficial gut bacteria, which is likely to leave them vulnerable to infections.

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