Pollen-sized particles give bees immunity to insecticides

Scientists have developed a new type of ingestible microparticle that detoxifies common insecticides and could help address dwindling bee populations across the globe

Bees play a critical role in pollinating many of plants that humans eat and are therefore key to food security, but populations continue to decline rapidly around the world. A number of factors are contributing to this, including habitat loss and drought, but a tiny new ingestible particle developed at Cornell University takes aim at a key one, by detoxifying deadly insecticides before they can do these important critters harm.

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