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Israeli, Australian scientists find way to block insects’ resistance to pesticides

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Israeli and Australian scientists found a way to overcome insects’ resistance to widely used insecticides, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) reported on Monday.

Israeli and Australian scientists found a way to overcome insects’ resistance to widely used insecticides, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) reported on Monday.

These findings, reported in the journal PNAS, may help drastically reduce the use of insecticides, cutting environmental pollution as well as the cost of insect control.

The huge amounts of insecticides that are spewed on crops and farm animals worldwide are still growing because the insects are increasingly developing resistance to the chemicals.

 

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