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Pollinators are in peril; their populations are declining around the world. Friends of the Earth works to eliminate pollinator-toxic pesticides like neonicotinoids and glyphosate and shift to organic farming systems that are healthier for bees, butterflies, people and the planet. Read more...


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

Scott Pruitt took direction from the pesticide industry and further delayed assessment on neonicotinoids instead of listening to the science and taking immediate action to protect pollinators, people and the planet.

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.

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The birds and the bees: new research implicates pollinator-toxic pesticides in hummingbird declines
The birds and the bees: new research implicates pollinator-toxic pesticides in hummingbird declines

Bees aren’t the only important pollinators in peril.

America’s Largest Traditional Supermarket Chain Is Fine With Killing Bees
America’s Largest Traditional Supermarket Chain Is Fine With Killing Bees

Kroger can and should set the example for other supermarkets and food retailers, and give their customers what they’re looking for: more organic choices with fewer toxic pesticides.

What Kroger Can Do To Protect People, Pollinators and the Planet
What Kroger Can Do To Protect People, Pollinators and the Planet

Beekeepers, farmworkers, and concerned Cincinnati residents gathered outside of Kroger’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, June 22, to urge Kroger to stop selling food grown with bee-killing pesticides and offer more bee and people friendly organic food. Kroger is the largest traditional supermarket company in the U.S. However, it…

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  • Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Big Data, Big Agriculture, Big Problems
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  • Buzz Kill: How the Pesticide Industry is Clipping the Wings of Bee Protection Efforts Across the U.S.
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  • Swarming the Aisles: Rating top retailers on bee-friendly and organic food
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  • Local Policy Toolkit
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