neonicotinoid http://klcc.org en Major Retailers To Be Asked To Stop Selling Pesticides, Garden Plants. http://klcc.org/post/major-retailers-be-asked-stop-selling-pesticides-garden-plants <p>Valentine's Day celebrates the "birds and the bees." Lately, bees have not been doing so well. Saturday, thousands of people in five cities including Eugene will ask major retailers to remove certain pesticides and garden plants, blamed for killing bee populations.</p><p>Supporters want major retailers Home Depot and Lowes to stop selling pesticides and garden plants containing neonicotinoids . The chemical is used to fight aphids and other leaf eating insects. Lisa Arkin of the environmental group Beyond Toxics says neonicotinoids are found in the soil of plants sold at those stores.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:03:39 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 8244 at http://klcc.org Major Retailers To Be Asked To Stop Selling Pesticides, Garden Plants.