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Congressman Blumenauer and Conservation Groups Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides


Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) will join conservation groups on February 14 at noon to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban uses of neonicotinoid pesticides that harm pollinators.

Congressional briefing on pesticides toxic to bees, birds, and other wildlife

Advocates will document the devastating impacts of pollinator population decline.

Food safety and environmental organizations call on EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

A coalition of food safety and environmental groups will deliver hundreds of thousands of public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, urging the agency to ban neonicotinoid pesticides.

36% of Kroger Shareholders Call for Company to Appoint Independent Board Chair

During the meeting, SumOfUs and Friends of the Earth delivered over 417,000 petition signatures from consumers to Kroger, urging the company immediately take immediate action to protect pollinators, people and the planet by enacting a policy that will help eliminate the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides, including neonicotinoids.

Shareholder Resolution Calls on Kroger (NYSE: KR) to Appoint Independent Board Chair, Groups Also Urge Company to Eliminate Bee-Killing Pesticides

On Thursday, June 22, members of SumOfUs, Friends of the Earth, Pollinator Stewardship Council, and the Ohio Ecological Food & Farming Association, in collaboration with food, farming and environmental organizations, will host a press conference to discuss a widespread effort urging retail giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) to enact a policy that would help eliminate the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides, including neonicotinoids — a leading driver of decline in the bee population. Groups will also deliver over 416,000…

New Film to Promote Pollinator Protection Kicks Off Keep the Hives Alive Coalitions 10th Annual National Pollinator Week

The film shares the stories of beekeepers whose livelihoods have been jeopardized by the continued use of bee-toxic pesticides and urges the government to take action to protect the health of pollinators. Further, it features stories from the nation’s commercial beekeepers as they speak out about issues the bee industry is facing, including James Cook, who drove a truck full of 2.5 million dead bees from his farm in Minnesota all the way to the…

EPA budget cuts ensure pesticides will continue to kill bees

The results of the annual survey of honey bee colony losses were announced today by the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America.

Walmart and True Value to phase out bee-killing pesticides while Ace Hardware lags behind

 Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and True Value have decided to eliminate neonicotinoid pesticides, a leading driver of global bee declines, from company garden retail supply chains.

Thousands of consumers show love for bees on Valentines Day, demand Ace Hardware and True Value stop selling bee-killing pesticides

5,000+ people across the country deliver valentines to retailers urging them to “show bees some love” WASHINGTON, D.C. — This Valentine’s week, over 5,000 people coast-to-coast are swarming Ace Hardware and True Value stores to support the bees that pollinate flowers, strawberries and many other Valentine’s Day essentials. Friends of the Earth and allies are delivering valentines asking these retailers to “show bees some love” by committing to take pesticides shown to harm and kill bees…

Costco urges suppliers to limit use of bee-killing pesticides on garden plants

Friends of the Earth urges retailers to address bee-killing pesticides in food supply WASHINGTON, D.C. — Costco (NYSE: COST) debuted the news that it will take steps to address bee-killing pesticides in its supply chain. Its inaugural bee policy encourages suppliers of garden plants to limit the use of non-essential chemicals, discourages use of neonicotinoid insecticides on pollinator-attractive plants and encourages use of eco-friendly methods of pest and disease control. Costco is also expanding its…