Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides in the nation. Unfortunately, they are highly toxic to birds, invertebrates, and other wildlife. As this report reveals, these insecticides are also pervasive in the foods we eat, including in the dining halls of the U.S. Congress.
American Bird Conservancy teamed with scientists at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Pesticide Research Institute to test 66 food samples from Congressional dining halls. The laboratory analysis revealed neonicotinoids in 91% of foods tested.