Earth911 Podcast, July 8, 2019: Friends of the Earth on Grocer Pollinator Policies

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Kroger has updated its pollinator policy after pressure from the Friends of the Earth (FoE). FoE’s Tiffany Finck-Haynes joins Earth911 to talk about what the decision means for bees and other pollinating species, as well as the additional progress and transparency needed for customers who want to spend in support of sustainable food sources.

Learn what chlorpyrifos, glyhosates, and neonicotinids do to pollinating insects and the human body. We dig into whether Kroger’s decision can be enforced (it can’t) and how the company, along with many other grocers, needs to update its supply chains to eliminate pollinator-damaging pesticides and preservatives in our food supply.

Tiffany also shares information about FoE’s 2018 retailer scorecard, how to get involved to support the campaign for grocery changes, and the other “steps in the right direction” that Kroger, WalMart, and others — including Whole Foods — can take to improve their sustainability scores.

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