More Than 100 Businesses Call On White House To Protect Bees From Pesticides

Posted by Mike Confino, January 16, 2015

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More than 100 businesses, many of them food companies that depend heavily on pollinators for their products, sent a letter to the White House and multiple agencies Tuesday, urging the Environmental Protection Agency to protect pollinators by halting the use of certain pesticides.

Representatives from 118 businesses — including the owners of Clif Bar and Nature’s Path and the CEOs of Stonyfield and organic food company Amy’s — signed the letter, which calls on the EPA to immediately suspend its registration of neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides which have been linked to bee declines by at least 30 studies.

via More Than 100 Businesses Call On White House To Protect Bees From Pesticides | ThinkProgress.