TAKE ACTION: Tell the EPA to Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides Before They Devastate the U. S. Bee Population
It’s no longer a mystery. We know what’s killing the bees. They’re being poisoned by neonicotinoid insecticides, manufactured by Bayer and Syngenta. Why do we care? Of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees. No bees, no pollination. No food?
Over the past seven years, the honeybee die-off, known as “colony collapse disorder” (CCD), has claimed 5,650,000 hives, valued at $1.61 billion. Italy, France, Slovenia and Germany have taken action to limit the use of bee-killing pesticides. But here in the U.S.? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is getting ready to approve a deadly new neonicotinoid called Sulfoxaflor. Several environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the EPA, claiming the agency has failed in its obligation to protect one of the Earth’s most vital pollinators from dangerous pesticides.
The EPA needs to hear from all of us. Please sign the petition below. If we get 100,000 signatures, we’ll swarm the EPA offices in Washington D.C. And you can join us!
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