“Lobbying documents and emails obtained by The Intercept show a vast strategy by the pesticide industry to influence academics, beekeepers, and regulators, and to divert attention away from the potential harm caused by pesticides. As a result, the global neonic industry generated $4.42 billion in revenue in 2018. In the meantime, the effects are being seen in massive die-offs. Certain insect species are nearing extinction."
Google search engine results altered to delink global decline of dragonflies, butterflies, bumble bees and many other critical pollinators from a coating used on most seeds planted in the U.S. before farmers plant them each year. Search terms include “neonicotinoid,” “pollinators,” and “neonics”, in effort led by Syngenta, Bayer-Monsanto and others. The amount used on one seed is enough to harm immune systems of thousands of bees and has scientifically been reported in drinking water.￼￼ These companies reported their profits from neonics alone were $4.2bil in 2018.