Lowes To Stop Carrying Bee-killing Pesticides

Lowes To Stop Carrying Bee-killing Pesticides

7:41pm Apr 09, 2015
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Lowe’s Home Improvement said it plans to phase out products that contain certain bee-harming chemicals. Lowe’s, the nation's second largest home improvement store, made this statement in response to concerns from environmental groups.

The Mooresville-based retailer said it will phase out products that contain

neonicotinoid pesticides over the next four years.

Over the past year, more than 20 nurseries, landscaping companies and retailers – including Lowe’s larger rival Home Depot, have taken steps to eliminate these bee-killing pesticides from their shelves, the group Friends of the Earth said in a statement Thursday.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Lisa Archer, food and technology program director at Friends of the Earth, said the group is pleased Lowe’s is listening to consumer concerns. She added that bees are the canaries in the coal-mine for our food system and everyone, including the business community, must act fast to protect them. 

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