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Lowe's to Stop Selling Neonicotinoids

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by KTdid, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2006
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    Lowe's to Stop Selling Neonicotinoids


    In response to work by Friends of the Earth, along with allies including the Center, the national home-store chain Lowe's has committed to eliminating neonicotinoid pesticides -- toxic chemicals that are contributing to alarming honeybee declines -- from its stores. The company will phase out the dangerous pesticides as alternatives become available.

    "We are pleased Lowe's is listening to consumer concerns and to the growing body of science telling us we need to move away from bee-toxic pesticides by taking steps to be part of the solution to the bee crisis," said Lisa Archer of Friends of the Earth. "Bees are canaries in the coalmine for our food system and everyone, including the business community, must act fast to protect them.

    "The Center has already helped to get neonics banned in the 150-million-acre national wildlife refuge system and, most recently, in the city of Portland, Ore. We're also fighting the approval of new neonics in court and working with a diverse coalition urging the White House Pollinator Task Force to take decisive action to protect our bees, butterflies and hummingbirds from these dangerous insecticides.


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