Petition to Ban pesticides and Save the Bees

PETITION: Ban pesticides and Save the Bees

TARGET: Environmental Protective Agencyt

Bees are dying in massive numbers due to the pervasive use of neonicotinoid pesticides on our agricultural field crops. Fully a third of our food relies on pollinators-- without bees, our nation’s food supply could be in serious trouble. Further, these chemicals leach into soils, groundwater and waterways, and can persist for years, killing not only bees, but other pollinators, aquatic insects, amphibians and birds. U.S. beekeepers reported that as many as 50% of their bees disappeared or died. Incredibly, in many hives that have died off, the bees themselves appear to have identified the threat of pesticides and taken measures to protect their hives by physically sealing off hive cells full of pollen that contain dramatically higher levels of pesticides than neighboring cells. However, the bees efforts to save their hives were unsuccessful. The EPA first approved the pesticide clothianidin against the warnings of its own scientists in 2003, just a few years before bees began dying off in large numbers. Now we need to make a serious stand against these harsh chemicals before we lose our honey bees altogether.

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Recent Supporters

Marisa Smith
  • 1 week ago
Bees are the foundation of our world and that of many other species. Our food chain is broken without them.
Marcel Alexandrovich
  • 2 months ago
anne Leung
  • 5 months ago
Rosanne Brandenburg
  • 5 months ago
Bees are pollinators. I know what can happen to our food supply if they’re eliminated
Rosanne Brandenburg
  • 5 months ago
Bees are pollinators. I know what can happen to our food supply if they’re eliminated
Sandra Stalmach
  • 8 months ago
Bianca Roxas
  • 1 year ago
If you don't care about bees, know that a lot of delicious food would be lost without them.
Judy Moran
  • 1 year ago
Becky Biddick
  • 2 years ago
Jana Řepová
  • 2 years ago