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Gardeners Beware 2014

New study shows over half of “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at garden centres in Canada contain bee-killing pesticide!

Read our national press release here.

A new report, Gardeners Beware 2014, released by Friends of the Earth Canada, Friends of the Earth U.S. with Pesticide Research Institute (PRI) reports that 51% of the total samples collected across 18 cities in Canada and the U.S. contain the bee-killing neonicotinoids.

Over 60% of Canadian samples tested positive for neonics, with 100% of samples collected in London, Ontario containing at least one neonicotinoid.

What does this mean? The plants you are buying to help protect the bees could be killing them!

Sign the Petition to tell Home Depot, Canadian Tire, RONA and Sears Canada to keep bee-killing pesticides out of their garden plants.

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Canadian Results:

Based on the analysis of flowers, some stems and leaves, 62.5% of the plant samples in Canada tested positive for one or more neonicotinoid pesticides.

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Concentrations of neonics associated with effects on bees:

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Read the condensed, Canadian report here.bee-toxic-campaign

 

 

 

Gardeners Beware1Read the full report here.

 

 

 

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Press Releases:

Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from garden centres across Canada, June 25, 2014

Des pesticides destructeurs d’abeilles découverts dans des plantes qualifiées de « respectueuses des abeilles » dans des centres de jardinage partout au Canadale 25 juin 2014

Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from London, Ontario garden centresJune 25, 2014

Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from Ontario garden centres,  June 25, 2014

Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from Vancouver garden centres, June 25, 2014

Bee-killing pesticides found in “bee-friendly” plants from Montreal garden centres,  June 25, 2014

Des pesticides destructeurs d’abeilles découverts dans des plantes qualifiées de « respectueuses des abeilles » dans des centres Montréalais de jardinagele 25 juin 2014

 

 

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