'Like nicotine': Bees develop preference for pesticides, study shows

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Insects’ acquired taste for pesticide-laced food is similar to nicotine addiction in smokers, say scientists

Bumblebees acquire a taste for pesticide-laced food that can be compared to nicotine addiction in smokers, say scientists.

The more of the nicotine-like chemicals they consume, the more they appear to want, a study has shown.

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