7 January 2015 Neonics decimate auxiliary insects and decrease soy bean yields
Soy is an enticing meal for slugs. When treated with thiamethoxam, neonicotinoid-contaminated soy plants do not not kill slugs...but kill the beetle Chlaenius tricolor, who feed on slugs. Slugs hence proliferate in the fields and decrease soy bean yields by 5%. After the US EPA study indicating no benefit of neonicotinoids use in soy bean crops, this study is another example of the scandal of the preventive use of chemicals that damage bees, the environment and farmers' wallet!