Lowe’s To Stop Selling Neonicotinoid Pesticides That May Be Harmful To Bees

Posted by Mike Confino, April 10, 2015

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Home improvement chain Lowe’s Cos Inc will stop selling a type of pesticide suspected of causing a decline in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, following a few U.S. retailers who have taken similar steps last year.

The class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, are sold by agrichemical companies to boost yields of staple crops but are also used widely on annual and perennial plants used in lawns and gardens.

Scientists, consumer groups, beekeepers and others say bee deaths are linked to the neonic pesticides. The bee die-off is worrisome for agriculture because honeybees pollinate plants that produce about a fourth of the food consumed by Americans.

via Lowe’s To Stop Selling Neonicotinoid Pesticides That May Be Harmful To Bees.

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