Stop giving us the silent treatment! Please tell us that Lowe’s will stop selling bee-killing plants and pesticides!
Organic Consumers Association
This petition closed over 1 year ago
Earlier this year the OCA, Friends of the Earth and other groups gathered more than a half-million petition signatures to Frank Blake, CEO, Home Depot and Robert Niblock, CEO, Lowe's, asking...
Earlier this year the OCA, Friends of the Earth and other groups gathered more than a half-million petition signatures to Frank Blake, CEO, Home Depot and Robert Niblock, CEO, Lowe's, asking them to stop selling plants pretreated with bee-killing pesticides.
A representative for Mr. Blake and Home Depot has reached out, and we are in discussions with Home Depot about how to source plants that are not coated in deadly neonicotinoids (the pesticide most implicated in the die-off of bees).
But so far, no word from Mr. Niblock or Lowe's.
A recent study co-authored by the Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute found that seven out of 13 samples of garden plants purchased at top retailers in Washington D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis contain neurotoxic pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
Neonics, made by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta, are the fastest-growing class of synthetic pesticides.
They're also linked to the mass die-off of honeybees.
How do we get bee-killing plants out of garden centers? We start by asking the CEOs of two of the largest national chains – Home Depot and Lowe's – to stop selling them.
Thank you, Home Depot, for reaching out—we hope to work closely with you until there are no more bee-killing plants and pesticides in your stores.
Lowe's? Can you hear us buzzing now?