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Your Call: Bees and the powerful pesticide industry

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On the June 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the pesticide industry and the drastic decline of the bee population.

According to a new investigation by Friends of the Earth, last year, the pesticide industry, led by Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, and DuPont, spent more than $30 million lobbying state and federal officials to slow and weaken pollinator protection laws across the country. How are bee advocates taking on this powerful industry? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you. 

Guests:

Jonathan Lundgren PhD, former USDA scientist and current CEO of Blue Dasher Farm

Christopher Cook, co-author of the report, award-winning journalist, and author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis

Paul Towers, spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network 

Web Resources:

Eco Watch: How the pesticide industry blocks bee protections nationwide

Friends of the Earth: Buzz Kill - How the pesticide industry is clipping the wings of bee protection efforts across the US

Pesticide Action Network

Blue Dasher Farm