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On 6/20/2014, President Obama initiated a nationwide "Pollinator Health Task Force" that is dedicated to combating the severe losses sustained by honey bees and other major pollinators. In a Presidential Memorandum released by the Office of the Press Secretary, the President calls on the EPA to reassess the use of dangerous pesticides with a focus on their affect on pollinators. Tell the EPA to take this presidential mandate seriously and ban the use of deadly pesticides!
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It's long been known that Earth's honey bee population is decreasing at an alarming rate. The fact is, much of our natural ecosystem depends on the processes involved with bee pollination, and if this pollination cannot happen, many of our crops — from broccoli to strawberries — will be in grave peril.

In fact, honey bee deaths are reaching a critical point, whereby it may not be possible to reverse the damage. The good news is that much of the population decline can be attributed to reversible human actions, including the use of neonicotinoids, insecticides chemically related to nicotine that cause honeybees, bumblebees, and beneficial ladybugs to literally drop dead.

We can afford insects eating our plant life; but we simply cannot afford a decimation of the honey bee. Write to the EPA asking that these immensely harmful pesticides are outlawed.

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Dear Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe:

If we don't act now to save Earth's honey bee population, we could reach a critical point of no return. You see, the planet's honey bees have been in steady decline for several years now — climate change, parasites, habitat loss are all contributors. Some of these issues are going to be difficult to tackle, but there's one catalyst that humans can act on right now.

Bees are dying in large numbers as a result of the use of certain neonicotinoids to treat our crops over the past decade. Previously thought to be non-toxic to these precious pollinators, more recent peer-reviewed studies have linked the proliferation of neonicotinoids to a decrease in queen production and an increase in "disappeared" bees, the ones that never return to the hive from their foraging trips.

While insect pests are detrimental to our crops, the loss of our honey bees would be catastrophic. We can handle some less-than-ideal produce. But we can't handle a total decimation of our food supply as a result of lack of bee pollination.

You have the power to save our nation's food supply. Don't let this opportunity slip away: outlaw the use of the neonicotinoids killing our honey bees.

Petition Signatures


Dec 13, 2017 Alice Calkins
Dec 13, 2017 John Dalla
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Nov 21, 2017 Robert Furem
Nov 20, 2017 Julie Hansen
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) I'm against animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, & extinction.
Nov 19, 2017 Carol De Hart
Nov 19, 2017 Elise McCoubrie
Nov 19, 2017 Susan Dutch
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Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 13, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 13, 2017 Katherine Bressan I CARE
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Nov 12, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 12, 2017 Bill Rubin
Nov 11, 2017 Pamela Daily
Nov 11, 2017 Chittaranjan Reddy
Nov 11, 2017 Michael Torosian
Nov 11, 2017 P Garbett
Nov 8, 2017 marianne cresci
Nov 8, 2017 Marcia Tomka
Nov 6, 2017 Janet Shoemaker
Nov 5, 2017 Karen Mason
Nov 4, 2017 Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
Nov 3, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Nov 3, 2017 Peaches Weed
Nov 3, 2017 Laura Trondina
Nov 2, 2017 Valerie Neilson
Nov 1, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 31, 2017 Casey Kaemerer
Oct 30, 2017 bobbette bross
Oct 29, 2017 Mary Maxwell
Oct 29, 2017 Saddie Al
Oct 29, 2017 Jerry Rivers
Oct 29, 2017 Tracey Maunder
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
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Oct 26, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 26, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Oct 25, 2017 Sellma Batalha
Oct 25, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please do the right thing.
Oct 25, 2017 Brandon Woodward
Oct 25, 2017 Pamela Wood
Oct 23, 2017 Lisa Denning
Oct 23, 2017 Diane riffel Please stop the use of the insecticide that is killing our Honey Bees! I don't think everyone knows that if the bees are killed off--all humanity will be gone! the bees pollinate everything! KROGER STORES STILL SELL THE POISON!

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