The Buzz About Bees & Food Production
As an organization committed to delivering fresh, high quality and sustainable foods to our Guests, Giant Eagle recognizes the role that pollinators play in food production. With almost 75% of the world’s food crop production dependent upon pollinators, it’s extremely important that businesses and communities alike take steps to protect the animals driving pollination.
This is especially true of the native and honey bee populations. Food supply is threatened every year by pesticide use, leading to the decline of our pollinators.
Giant Eagle recognizes that a variety of chemicals negatively impact pollinators, with the notable inclusion of the neonicotinoid and organophosphate families of pesticides. We're extremely proud that all our live plant suppliers are neonicotinoid - and glyphosate-free and that we no longer sell home gardening products that contain these toxic chemicals. Additionally, our company utilizes several community partnerships and unique product offerings to promote healthy pollination throughout our communities.