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20
Jun

Customers Demand Kroger Stop Selling Food Grown with Bee-killing Pesticides

(Beyond Pesticides, June 19, 2019) To mark National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), more than 10,000 people across the country are joining to demand that Kroger (NYSE: KR) help stop the extreme decline of pollinators. Customers are delivering letters to stores asking the nation‚Äôs largest conventional grocery store to eliminate pollinator-toxic pesticides from its food supply chain and increase domestic organic food offerings to help stop the catastrophic decline of pollinators and other insects. Pollinators and other insects could go extinct within a century, threatening a ‚Äúcatastrophic collapse of nature‚Äôs ecosystems,‚ÄĚ the first comprehensive global meta-analysis of insect decline states. This is largely due to the widespread use of neonicotinoids and other toxic insecticides in industrial agriculture. ‚ÄúSystemic neonicotinoid insecticides and the broad range of pesticides that harm people and pollinators have no place in our food supply,‚ÄĚ said Drew Toher, community resource and policy director at Beyond Pesticides. ‚ÄúKroger customers are asking the company to be part of the solution to the pollinator crisis by eliminating hazardous pesticides and expanding organic options.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúTo avoid the ‚Äėbee apocalypse‚Äô it is critical that Kroger immediately commit to stop selling food with pollinator-toxic pesticides,‚ÄĚ said Tiffany Finck-Haynes, pesticides and pollinators program manager at […]

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15
Oct

Take Action: Tell Kroger to Stop Selling Food Grown with Toxic Pesticides

(Beyond Pesticides, October 15, 2018)¬†As a leader in organic sales, it is critical that Kroger take additional expedited steps to increase the market share of organic food and eliminate the use of toxic pesticides harmful to public health and the environment. Kroger is among the major food retailers that sells food that has been grown with toxic pesticides, such as the extremely hazardous insecticide chlorpyrifos which causes neurological and brain damage in children. Kroger should immediately end its misleading and fraudulent advertising and labeling of food products as ‚Äúnatural‚ÄĚ and replace these with certified organic products. In fact, by misleading consumers with ‚Äúnatural‚ÄĚ labeling and advertising of food, Kroger supports chemical-intensive agriculture that poisons children, causes cancer, and threatens biodiversity through the use of toxic chemicals like chlorpyrifos, glyphosate, and neonicotinoids. This is unnecessary and unacceptable. Tell Kroger to stop selling food grown with toxic pesticides. Chlorpyrifos¬†¬†is a highly¬†neurotoxic organophosphate pesticide that is linked to neurologic developmental disorders in children. Exposure to even low levels of organophosphates like chlorpyrifos during pregnancy¬†impairs learning, changes brain function, and alters thyroid levels of offspring into adulthood.¬†EPA‚Äôs¬†own assessment finds that children exposed to high levels of chlorpyrifos have developmental delays, attention problems, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder […]

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