Huge swarms can devour so much in a day that they could cause a hunger crisis.
More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Each year, an average of 170,000 agricultural workers are killed at work globally.
"The EPA’s own analysis estimated that 1- to 2-year-old children are currently being exposed to levels of chlorpyrifos in their food that are 140 times higher than what the agency deems safe."
High levels of exposure are linked to both autism and ADHD.
“We’re using the seeds as a way to talk about challenges within the food system,” says Amy Franceschini, one of the artists involved in the project.
Heaps of dead bees piling up outside hives points to acute, immediate pesticide poisoning
According to a recent report making the rounds, the endemic level of microcephaly in newborns could be caused by the chemical larvicide Pyroproxyfen which is used to protect Brazilian crops from pests.