Letters to the Editor

July 28, 2014

Boycott companies that sell bee-killing pesticides

Re "A lot is riding on finding culprit in honeybee deaths" (Editorial, July 27): Responsibility to save the honeybees comes with us as individuals in demanding companies as Home Depot, Lowe's and BJ's Wholesale Club to stop selling bee-killing pesticides, and boycotting them until they do.

Incidentally, bee-toxic pesticides have also been found in bee friendly plants sold at garden centers across the U.S. As the bee crisis worsens, chemical companies like Bayer, Syngenta and Monsanto manufacture doubt about science to deceive politicians into delaying action on neonictinoid pesticides.

This is the major reason to urge Congress to support HR 2692, which would suspend the use of neonictinoid pesticides until a full review of scientific evidence and a field study demonstrates no harmful impacts to pollinators.

-- Michelle Kunert, Arroyo Grande

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