New Study Reveals Buying Organic Food Can Seriously Help with Insect Decline

A new study conducted by leading scientists has revealed that switching to organic food could be one of the ways we can act to help the rapid decline of insects.

Recently revealed figures show that insects could be extinct within a century, dying out eight times faster than mammals, reptiles and birds. Researchers say that their decline is down to the use of intensive agriculture and heavy pesticides sprayed on foods, which is a substantial threat to the species.

"It is an emergency," explains Professor Axel Hochkirch to The Guardian, who leads on insects for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. "This is a real, global, dramatic problem. If you buy organic food, you make sure the land is used less intensively."