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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.

Kroger needs to stop selling food grown with Dow’s toxic nerve gas pesticide
Kroger needs to stop selling food grown with Dow’s toxic nerve gas pesticide

While the Trump administration sides with Dow over our children, workers, rural communities and pollinators, we must act to get this pesticide out of our food system.

Food retailers fail to protect bees from toxic pesticides
Food retailers fail to protect bees from toxic pesticides

A new scorecard from Friends of the Earth shows that top food retailers are failing to protect bees and people from toxic pesticides.

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.

Retailer Commitments

Retailer commitments on pesticides and pollinator health

Pesticides of Concern
Pesticides of Concern

Pesticides are a key driver of the insect apocalypse. Research shows that agricultural pesticides – a term that encompasses insecticides, herbicides and fungicides – are one of the main drivers of insect declines worldwide, along with habitat loss and climate change. Forty percent of insect species face extinction in coming decades, leading scientists to warn of “catastrophic ecosystem collapse” if we don’t change the way we farm. Many pesticides commonly used to grow food in…

NAFTA renegotiation threatens family farmers and the environment
NAFTA renegotiation threatens family farmers and the environment

A new NAFTA on the TPP model would lead to less regulation of Big Ag’s environmentally harmful factory farming practices resulting in worse air and water pollution, inhumane treatment of animals, deforestation, and massive use of environmentally-hazardous pesticides, chemical fertilizers and fossil fuels.