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.

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  • Food & Agriculture Tell Lowe’s and Home Depot: Stop selling bee-killing Roundup
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Kroger lags behind competitors in protecting bees from toxic pesticides amid “insect apocalypse” that threatens food supply

Friends of the Earth and allies launched a pivotal week of action, installing a billboard that urges Kroger to shift away from toxic pesticides.

Connecticut Bans Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos

This bill will keep chlorpyrifos out of places that directly affect our communities, and provide safeguards for bees and other pollinators.

Lowe’s Pressed to Pull Cancer-linked Roundup During Annual Shareholder Meeting

Lowe’s is under pressure to stop selling glyphosate as consumer and environmental groups instal a billboard at company headquarters.


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Featured Resources See All
  • Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Big Data, Big Agriculture, Big Problems
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  • Toxic Acres
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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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  • Toxic Acres
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  • Kroger Bee Letter
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  • Organic for All: Results of the Organic Diet Biomonitoring Study
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Impact Stories See All
Banning a Brain-Damaging Pesticide
Banning a Brain-Damaging Pesticide

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.

Keeping Pesticide Riders Out of the Farm Bill
Keeping Pesticide Riders Out of the Farm Bill

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.

Moving the Garden Industry Away From Bee-Killing Pesticides
Moving the Garden Industry Away From Bee-Killing Pesticides

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.

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What Can I Do to Help the Bees?
What Can I Do to Help the Bees?

Looking for ways to help bees survive? Check out these actions you can take from home to protect our vital pollinators.

Are Bees Really Disappearing?
Are Bees Really Disappearing?

Bee populations are declining year after year, disappearing in front of our eyes. Learn which bees are most at risk & how you can help

Monarchs and Milkweed
Monarchs and Milkweed

Without milkweed, monarch butterflies would cease to exist. Unfortunately it is in short supply, which is leading to the decline of these colorful creatures.