Study: Roundup Weed Killer Could Be Linked To Widespread Bee Deaths

A new study from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death.

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin posit that glyphosate destroys specialized gut bacteria in bees, leaving them more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.

(Image credit: Vivian Abagiu/College of Natural Sciences at University of Texas in Austin)