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Home Depot Requires New Labeling to Help Bees

Home Depot and other retailers say they plan to ban or limit the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to honeybee decline.

Home Depot says it will require its suppliers to start labeling any plants treated with neonicotinoids by the fourth quarter of this year, Reuters reports. The world’s largest home improvement retailers is also running tests to see if suppliers can eliminate the chemical in their plant production.

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About Jaime Koch

Jaime Koch was the managing editor of Hardware Retailing Magazine. Jaime regularly traveled around the country and internationally to visit with retailers and share their stories. Jaime was honored by the American Society of Business Publishers for Editorial Excellence.

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