Oscar Tomasello, age 12 Around 81,000 tonnes of illegal pesticides were shipped from the EU in 2018 to smaller countries including South Africa, Ukraine and Brazil. These pesticides contain paraquat, a toxic chemical which is fatal if ingested and has been banned from EU soil. But a Greenpeace Unearthed investigation has found that chemical companies …
In 2004, there were approximately 500 million monarchs that made the migration to Mexico. Last year, that number was 60 million. This year, it was only 33 million.
Studies have shown a big decline in the bee population since 2006. Honeybees from beekeepers have been declining throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. This decline is called Colony Collapse Disorder.
The issue of young children working in the fields is not rare. In fact, there are as many as 400,000 children under age 18 work in U.S. agriculture according to the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs.
Bees mysterious disappearance threatens food production.
An investigation has found that several hundred students in California and seven other states have been exposed to pesticides in the past decade.