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Campaigning For A Ban On Neonicotinoids

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The bodies of 50,000 dead bees no longer litter the parking lot of a Portland-area shopping center.

But the impact of last June's bee kill is still being felt.  Anti-pesticide groups, including Eugene-based Beyond Toxics, are collecting signature in an online petition to ban the use of the kinds of pesticides that killed the bees.   

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.