Sep 09 2015

Why Is Burt’s Bees Condoning Bee Killing Pesticide Manufacturers?

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GUEST: Katherine Paul is the associate director of the Organic Consumers Association and she recently wrote an article called Burt’s Bees, Neonics and Poisoning Our Food.

The bees are still dying, and one company that proudly features bees on its labels, is part of the problem. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has for some time now, asked Burt’s Bees to end its partnership with companies that manufacture a pesticide that has been singled out for leading to massive bee colony collapse.

Burt’s Bees, which sells a popular line of skin care products, and claims they are “natural,” is a member of the so-called Pollinator Partnership. But the Pollinator Partnership, says OCA, “is a corporate creation whose primary purpose it is to shift the blame for Colony Collapse Disorder away from the real cause: Bayer’s (and other companies’) neonicotinoid pesticides.”

In a petition to the company, OCA said, “Burt is probably rolling over in his grave to see his beloved company supporting an expensive, glossy, public relations campaign, paid for by Bayer CropScience, and aimed at obfuscating the fact that Bayer is one of the world’s most prolific killer of bees.” Burt’s Bees is owned by the Clorox corporation.

Visit www.organicconsumers.org for more information. Click here to read Katherine Paul’s article.

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