Lowe's Swarmed by Bee Activist Protests on Pesticides
Environmental groups are trying to put a scare into Lowe's this Halloween. Locations of the home improvement store across the U.S. and Canada have been targeted this week with protests and petitions that ask it to not be a "little shop of horrors" for bees. The campaign, spearheaded by Friends of the Earth, is designed to get Lowe's to eliminate products and plants that are treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, which some consider harmful to bees. The world's bee population has been dying by the billions in recent years, and some experts point to pesticide use as a major contributing factor.