Organic Consumers Association

Tell Robert Niblock, CEO of Lowe’s: Stop Selling Bee-Killing Plants and Pesticides!

 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.

Please tell Robert Niblock, CEO of Lowe’s, stop giving us the silent treatment! Please tell us that Lowe’s will stop selling bee-killing plants and pesticides!

A recent study co-authored by the Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute found that seven out of 13 samples of garden plants purchased at top retailers in Washington D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis contain neurotoxic pesticides known as neonicotinoids.

Neonics, made by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta, are the fastest-growing class of synthetic pesticides. 
They’re also linked to the mass die-off of honeybees. 

How do we get bee-killing plants out of garden centers? We start by asking the CEOs of two of the largest national chains – Home Depot and Lowe’s – to stop selling them. 

Thank you, Home Depot, for reaching out—we hope to work closely with you until there are no more bee-killing plants and pesticides in your stores.

Lowe’s? Can you hear us buzzing now?


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Number Date Name Location Comments (optional)
28792 13 hours ago Joseph A. Wieczorek Westland, MI Shame on Lowes!!!
28791 15 hours ago Anonymous Rockville, MD
28790 17 hours ago CHRISTINE GONZALES IL
28789 20 hours ago Gail Wurdeman Zion, IL
28788 1 day ago Anonymous St. Petersburg, FL Dear Mr. Niblock,
Isn't the minimum we should all live by is "First Do No Harm?" Now that you know about this problem, any future damage is on you.
And please stop perpetuating cypress mulch...
28787 1 day ago Jennifer Beek bangor, ME
28786 1 day ago dianne scialla greenwood village, CO Look at the science, you are killing bees.
28785 1 day ago Cynthia Rose Brandon, FL
28784 3 days ago Edith Spitz FL
28783 3 days ago Katie Spitz Fort Lauderdale, FL
28782 3 days ago Erin Gregoire Manchester, NH
28781 3 days ago Cheryl Matrasko Chicago, IL
28780 3 days ago Phong tran Delray Beach, FL
28779 4 days ago Anonymous Bowie, MD
28778 4 days ago Sara Paoluzzi Sacile, ot
28777 5 days ago Tim Ried CA
28776 5 days ago Anonymous santa rosa, CA I won't be shopping at Lowe's as long as bee killing plant & pesticides..and I am going to encourage my family & friends to do the same....shame on Lowe's..shame shame shame
28775 5 days ago Ashley Gettes Chicago, IL
28774 5 days ago Karen Davis Bend, OR
28773 6 days ago Brian Venable Seattle, WA
28772 6 days ago Megan Henry MN
28771 6 days ago Dawna Baleix San Mateo, CA STOP. You are killing our bees/ birds/ planet!!!!!
28770 6 days ago Shinobu Fukushima ot
28769 1 week ago Steve Lampert BROOKLYN, NY Please desist in use of and sale of neonicotinoids.
28768 1 week ago Eric E. Symborski Jr. Neshanic Sta., NJ WTF is wrong with you!!!!!!!!!
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