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Deceptive Pesticide Ads Land Bayer in Hot Water

Published on November 8, 2016 by   ·   No Comments


Bayer CropScience LP has agreed to pay Massachusetts $75,000 and caved in to the state’s demand that it stop saying that its neonicotinoid pesticides are like “giving a daily vitamin” to plants, when the chemicals have been linked with honeybee colony collapse disorder. [1]

Source: Compound Interest

The moves settle allegations by the state’s attorney general that the agritech giant misled the public about the risks its lawn and garden products pose to bees and the environment.

The products in question include:

  • Bayer Advanced All-in-One Rose and Flower Care
  • Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Protect and Feed II
  • Bayer Advanced Season Long Grub Control Plus Turf Revitalizer [2]

All of the lawn and garden products contain the neonicotinoids imidacloprid and/or clothianidin.

In a report released earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found possible links between neonicotinoid pesticides and honeybee colony collapse disorder, which may have destroyed more than 10 million beehives between 2007-2012.

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