Amendment to Delete the Truth in Advertising Requirement for Pollinator-Friendly Plants in SF 2226 the House Agriculture Omnibus Finance Bill
Neonicitinoids are a certain class of pesticides that have been found to be unintentionally toxic to bees and other pollinators. The House agriculture omnibus finance bill included a provision to require plants and nursery stock claiming to be pollinator-friendly to be free from pesticide treatments including neonicotinoids. The so-called “truth in labeling provision” requires that consumers be informed if the plants have been exposed to pesticides that could harm bees and other pollinators that may come in contact with the plant. An amendment was offered during floor debates to delete the truth in advertising provision.
The House rejected the amendment and the provision stayed in the House bill.