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Popcorn’s Dirty Little Secret

 

Center for Food Safety launched a new campaign today asking Pop Secret and Pop Weaver, two of the largest popcorn companies in the country, to source their popcorn from seeds that are free of neonicotinoid insecticides. Corn seeds are routinely coated in neonicotinoids even if there is no pest problem present; consumers are asking the popcorn companies to stop this practice in their supply chain in order to protect bees and other important pollinators.

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“Bees are dying at alarming rates, and scientists have identified neonicotinoids as a key factor in poor pollinator health. We’re asking these companies to stand as leaders in their industry and help save these incredibly important species. Without bees, our agricultural economy would take a major hit,” said Larissa Walker, pollinator program director at Center for Food Safety.

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