Common Agricultural Insecticides Cause Birds to Lose Weight & Sense of Direction

CBC News reports that newly published research says two of Canada's most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose weight and their sense of direction.

"This is very good evidence that even a little dose — incidental, you might call it — in their feeding could be enough to have serious impacts," said University of Saskatchewan biologist Christy Morrissey, whose paper was publishedThursday in the journal Scientific Reports.

See CBC News Report.

See the journal Scientific Report.