Save The Bees
Scientists across the world are warning that we are in the midst of an “insect apocalypse,” due in large part to the overuse of toxic pesticides. Bees and other pollinators — responsible for one in three bites of food we eat — are among the insects in great peril. The same pesticides that threaten pollinators also harm human health.
Friends of the Earth works to eliminate use of toxic pesticides and rapidly shift to organic farming systems that are healthier for bees, butterflies, people and the planet through market change, policy advocacy, and groundbreaking science. Learn more about key pesticides of concern.
Food & Agriculture Tell Kroger to stop selling food grown with toxic pesticides!TAKE ACTION
Food & Agriculture Tell Lowe’s and Home Depot: Stop selling bee-killing RoundupTAKE ACTION
Friends of the Earth and allies launched a pivotal week of action, installing a billboard that urges Kroger to shift away from toxic pesticides.
This bill will keep chlorpyrifos out of places that directly affect our communities, and provide safeguards for bees and other pollinators.
Lowe’s is under pressure to stop selling glyphosate as consumer and environmental groups instal a billboard at company headquarters.
While the federal government prioritizes donations over decades of science, it’s more important than ever for states like New York to step up to protect public health and environment.
Friends of the Earth has helped lead and support these efforts, working with elected officials to protect their communities from health-damaging pesticides — most notably through our work on the 2018 Farm Bill.
Thanks to Friends of the Earth, three-quarters of the garden industry has moved away from neonics, and many major retailers have committed to stop selling plants and products treated with these bee-killing pesticides.
Looking for ways to help bees survive? Check out these actions you can take from home to protect our vital pollinators.
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