I could look it up. That won't change the overall picture.
It would take lots of people learning the facts and the possible consequences, and a change of attitude of the general public toget any changes done.
I live in an area where agricultural spraying is at a minimum. No crops intended for human consumption are grown here. (except for home gardens and orchards) All the agriculture is geared towards animal feed. Farmers still spray weeds in grain crops, and some will spray alfalfa for weevil. That is the operation that often plagues my bees. Orchardists sometimes spray with blossoms still on the trees or dandelions in bloom under the trees. If there is any bloom on the crop when they spray I can count on dead bees.
Home owners often spray for weeds and bugs on their lawns at the same time. If there is dandelions in bloom at the time ...... Dead bees. I have had some words with applicators.
I don't know what chemicals are being used either. Like I said though some research could turn up a lot of suspects. I think the next time I go to the Co-Op I will ask what chemicals the farmers are buying.
When my bees get into an area where blossoms have been sprayed with insecticide, they usually make it home and die at the hive. The living bees will toss out any dead bees, and I have many times seen two or three quarts of dead bees lying in front of several, if not all of my hives.
This is not the disappearing bee syndrome. This is insecticide damage.
As far as the safety of the food we eat, we must consider where it came from and what the farming pracitces are there. Unless the product is labeled "Organically Grown" , you can bet some insecticide has been used in its culture to keep the bugs off. Will there be a residue on the product? It seems likely. How dangerous is this? I don't know.
Google is your friend.
For me, and most likely for all of you who garden, one of the reasons to garden is to have a supply of vegetables that we can know and control what goes on them and steer clear of chemicals. We often buy iceburg lettuce when no letttuce is in the garden. If you peel off the outer leaves, I feel you get rid of a residue of any sprays, unless the spray was systemic. I think that systemic sprays are not approved for food crops.
I think that insecticide residue on our food is NOT as big a problem as contamination with certain bacteria. (Salmonela)
In any case we are certainly blessed with an abundance and a good variety of produce in our markets.
This is good dialog, it gets us thinking about the problems.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-