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Kroger Sets 2020 Phase-Out of Bee-Toxic Pesticides on Its Plants

It is widely known that pollinators are in trouble. In light of this, Kroger announced in a press release last week a phase-out by 2020 of live garden plants treated with the insecticides most closely associated with the decline of bee populations, the neonicotinoids. Earlier, it was widely reported that Costco had recently changed its pollinator policy to increase pressure on its suppliers of garden plants, fruits, and vegetables to limit the use of bee-toxic pesticides and adopt ecological practices. The company in 2016 announced a policy to “encourage” suppliers to change their pesticides.  Read more...



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