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Honey from all over the world contained traces of insecticide, a new analysis shows.
Researchers tested almost 200 samples of honey from almost every continent and found 75 percent contained insecticides known as neonicotinoids.
The highest honey contamination rates were found in North America, where 86 percent of tested honey was contaminated with at least one neonicotinoid. Asia and Europe followed.
Neonicotinoids are some of the most commonly used insecticides. And their presence in honey could be bad news for bees.
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