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Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release  June 20, 2014 Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators Pollinators contribute substantially  Read more »

Link to Friends of the Earth National Report

Link to Friends of the Earth National Report The Friends of the Earth Report Report Gardeners Beware 2014: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers in the U.S. and Canada, tips for consumers and a complete list of the co-releasing organizations and cities where plant samples were gathered can be found starting  Read more »

Friends of the Earth News Release June 25th 2014:New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

Friends of the Earth News Release June 25th 2014 Contact:   Betty Ball, RMPJC (303) 444-6981; (303) 903-0412 New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers  across U.S. and Canada   Boulder, Colorado– Many “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) and Walmart (NYSE:  Read more »

Talking Points for Gardeners Beware 2014: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers in the U.S. and Canada

Talking Points for Gardeners Beware 2014: Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants Sold at Garden Centers in the U.S. and Canada Top Line Talking Points A new study by Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute found 36 out of 71 “bee friendly” garden plants – 51% — contained neonic pesticides that are harmful  Read more »

Protect our Pollinators Press and Expert List

 Protect our Pollinators Press and Expert List National communications contacts:  EA Dyson, 202-222-0730, HYPERLINK “mailto:edyson@foe.org”edyson@foe.org   Stacy Malkan, 510-542-9224, HYPERLINK “mailto:stacydmalkan@gmail.com”stacydmalkan@gmail.com   Kate Colwell, 202-222-0744, kcolwell@foe.org   The following experts are available for immediate contact:  Lisa Archer, Director, food and technology program, Friends of the Earth, (510) 900-3145,  HYPERLINK “mailto:larcher@foe.org” larcher@foe.org. Lisa Archer works to  Read more »

Gardeners Beware: EMBARGOED until 12:01 EST Wednesday, June 25, 2014

EMBARGOED until 12:01 EST Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Gardeners Beware 2014 Acknowledgements This report was written by Timothy Brown, Ph.D., Pesticide Research Institute; Susan Kegley, Ph.D., Pesticide Research Institute; Lisa Archer, Friends of the Earth U.S.; Tiffany Finck-Haynes, Friends of the Earth U.S.; and Beatrice Olivastri, Friends of the Earth Canada. We would like to  Read more »