Inadvertently poisoning honey bees?
A study (reported in ABC News) finds that more than half the plants available at Lowe’s, Home Depot and Walmart are treated as seeds with a pesticide that is suspected of causing the death of honey bees.
And it gets worse. Neonics are banned or “on hold” for 2 years in European countries – but the EPA (US) is stalling. They suggest not using neonics (in all common garden pesticide products) “around bees.” Hallo?!
Beepocalypse? Monsanto? A long list of foods we will lose if bees die out…
Oh dear. Time to go organic. Time to grow from organic seeds. Time to say NO to neonic usage at Lowe’s, HD and Walmart, for a start.