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Massachusetts Fails to Protect Pollinators

The Massachusetts legislature failed to pass legislation today that would restrict the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. H. 4041, An Act to Protect Massachusetts Pollinators, would have restricted the use of neonics to licensed pesticide applicators only.

100+ groups call on Kroger to eliminate toxic pesticides on food

Today farmworkers, students, public health, beekeeping, environmental, faith-based and consumer groups held a protest at Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) annual shareholder meeting, calling on the company to sign onto the Fair Food Program and commit to eliminate toxic pesticides from its supply chain.

Kroger releases new policy to limit bee-killing pesticides on garden plants

If Kroger is serious about protecting pollinators, people and the planet, it must phase out the use of toxic pesticides on the food it sells and increase its domestic organic offerings.

THURSDAY in Cincinnati: Activists Protest Kroger Demanding Company Eliminate Toxic Pesticides from Supply Chain

Advocates argue that while the policy is a good first step - Kroger must do more to phase out pesticides in its supply chain on the food it sells.

With Multiple Drafts and Amendments, Which Farm Bill Reigns Supreme?
With Multiple Drafts and Amendments, Which Farm Bill Reigns Supreme?

America’s eaters and farmers deserve a Farm Bill that addresses our many food-related environmental crises, from climate change to soil erosion and pollinator decline.

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.

Costco releases new policy to limit toxic pesticides to protect pollinators

Given the failure of our federal government to regulate the rampant use of toxic pesticides, we are encouraged by the steps Costco is taking to reduce the use of toxic pesticides in its supply chain and increase organic offerings to protect our environment, public health and pollinators

Honeybee death survey masks true scale of pollinator crisis

These dire honeybee numbers add to the consistent pattern of unsustainable bee losses in recent years that threatens our food system, but they are the tip of the iceberg.

Vermont Senate Unanimously Passes H.915–A Landmark Bill That Curbs the Use of Bee-killing Pesticides

The Vermont Senate listened to concerned constituents and adopted a key recommendation from the Vermont Pollinator Protection Committee that urged restrictions on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.

219,210 Americans: call on EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

219,210 public comments call on the EPA to ban neonicotinoid pesticides—a leading cause of pollinator decline.