Rapidly declining insect populations spell catastrophe 'for 'the survival of mankind,' scientists warn

“A rethinking of current agricultural practices, in particular a serious reduction in pesticide usage and its substitution with more sustainable, ecologically-based practices, is urgently needed to slow or reverse current trends, allow the recovery of declining insect populations and safeguard the vital ecosystem services they provide,” the report said.

A decline in insect populations happening across the planet has Earth’s ecosystems and humankind facing catastrophic consequences.

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