U.S. retailers to curb pesticides

ATLANTA — Home Depot and other U.S. retailers are phasing out a pesticide suspected as a factor in a sharp drop in honeybee populations, which are vital to pollinating American crops. To begin with, suppliers will be required to label any plants treated with neonicotinoid before selling them through retail home and garden divisions. Along with Home Depot, BJ’s Wholesale Club and 10 smaller retailers will follow suit.