we are losing important insect like bees, butterflies, etc due to the increase in chemicals.
Using a new tool that measures toxicity to honey bees, the length of time a pesticide remains toxic, and the amount used in a year, Klein and researchers from three other institutions determined that the new generation of pesticides has made agriculture far more toxic to insects. Honey bees are used as a proxy for all insects. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does the same thing when requiring toxicity data for pesticide registration purposes, she explained.
My mistake. I still support STRICT controls on things effecting pollinators and remain skeptical of anything from this administration full of industry lobbyists and sycophants to a radical thoughtless president.