Lowe's to eliminate pesticides that hurt crop pollinating honeybees

April 9, 2015 6:40 PM

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Lowe's to eliminate pesticides that hurt crop pollinating honeybees

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc will stop selling a type of pesticide suspected of causing a decline in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, following a few U.S. retailers who have taken similar steps last year.

The class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, are sold by agrichemical companies to boost yields of staple crops but are also used widely on annual and perennial plants used in lawns and gardens.

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