Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: SOME plants with neonicitinoids at SOME stores now labeled

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Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
Apr 12, 2015 7:38 AM CST
Read recently:
"Watch For the Label
Customer pressure led Home Depot and Lowe’s last year to agree to put labels on all plants treated with neonics. The label is deceptive….makes it sound like neonics are better…but watch for the label.

Ask Your Retailer
There’s no government regulation (Alas!) that says neonics have to be labeled. The best thing you can do is ask at the garden center if the plants you are buying have been treated with neonics."

From the article here: https://bbbseed.com/category/pollinators/

So thats good news! IF you know what you are looking for at some stores you may be able to avoid the insecticided plants. Its worded in a very positive light (misleadingly in my opinion, but there are some gardeners that will be happy with this "benefit")
If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 12, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Thanks, Brenda! Part of the problems is that very few people know how to spot a neonic product! I'm so pissed off with Bayer's part in this that I check any aspirin or calcium supplement I buy to be sure that I'm not buying a product from Bayer. I wish that the USA would protect these wonderful bees and butterflies by banning or labeling, but few people seem to care! And congress seems to be in the pocket of those huge companies and their lobbyists.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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LindaTX8
Jan 30, 2016 1:40 PM CST
http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/07/01/home-depot-to-...
Another story about this...but I would still MUCH prefer banning them instead of labeling!!!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Feb 21, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Yup i agree

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