Scientists continue to study how glyphosate affects bees
The University of London conducted a study on the effect of glyphosate on bees and bumblebees, taking into account the parasite Crithidia bombi.
Glyphosate is one of the most demanded pesticides in agriculture. However, some research revealed that it has a detrimental effect on beneficial insects. Now their conclusions are being questioned.
“Glyphosate is a popular chemical, and scientists are divided over its safety. The final decision on the use of glyphosate must be based on objective scientific evidence. Our tests have proved that this pesticide alone doesn’t cause the death of bees,” said study co-author Edward Straw.
But still, more tests have to be conducted to receive more accurate conclusions on the effect of glyphosate on bees.