In recent years, there has been a noticeable decline in the bee population. This poses a great threat to the future of food production and biodiversity, as bees assist in the reproduction of plant life. Scientists now attribute one of the causes to neonicotinoids, a specific group of pesticides. Who makes the neonicotinoids? Syngenta, Bayer CropSciences and Dow Agrosciences. Who’s using them, and for what purpose? Companies like Monsanto, Bayer, Dow Agrosciences . . . in the herbicides and pesticides and seeds they sell to farmers who grow genetically engineered crops. Crops that eventually end up in our food, or in the feed used to fatten up animals in factory farms-animals we slaughter for food. We need bees in order to grow food, or at least some of it. Yet the food-GMO food, drenched in neonics-we are growing is killing the bees. Also, this is killing butterfly and bird populations as well. The best way to combat this is to consume organically grown food, as this class does not use any of these inputs.