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How Big a Role Should Neonicotinoids Play in Food Security?

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Science  10 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6133, pp. 675
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6133.675

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Proponents of neonicotinoid-treated seeds claim that the chemicals offer many benefits besides killing pests, including improved plant vigor and higher yields. But how important are neonicotinoid seed treatments for agriculture?