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Honey Bee Health & Colony Collapse Disorder

Honey Bee Health & Colony Collapse Disorder | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

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.

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Roundup Herbicide: 'The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment'

Roundup Herbicide: 'The Most Toxic Chemical In the Environment' | Permaculture, Horticulture, Homesteading, Bio-Remediation, & Green Tech | Scoop.it

"One only has to look at the graphs (Dr. Nancy Swanson) which clearly depict a rise in modern disease that mirrors the use of glyphosate in our agriculture system to see the correlation. In addition to the rising rates of cancer, Parkinson's, diabetes, bowel disorders, intestinal infections, dementia, liver and kidney disease, by the year 2025 it is predicted that the autism rate for children will be 1 out of every 2 children born." 

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