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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

Jul 20, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 19, 2017 Judy Brown
Jul 17, 2017 Crystal Wilson
Jul 17, 2017 Allison Elliott
Jul 15, 2017 Susan Briggs
Jul 15, 2017 Melissa Palmer As private beekeepers we can only do so much. They need our help, as we do their's.
Jul 14, 2017 elizabeth levin
Jul 14, 2017 Ines Nitsch
Jul 14, 2017 Lisa Hamilton
Jul 12, 2017 Arrie Hammel
Jul 12, 2017 Catherine Garrigus
Jul 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2017 Tia Simon Most important - save our wild bees!
Jul 9, 2017 Jim Faulks
Jul 9, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jul 9, 2017 Kim Bingaman What does big business get to destroy everything. Our life depends on the bees
Jul 9, 2017 Karen Thomas
Jul 9, 2017 Nancy Hill
Jul 9, 2017 Emma Cato
Jul 8, 2017 Paula Morgan
Jul 8, 2017 chiara fumi
Jul 7, 2017 Jeanette Kelly
Jul 7, 2017 Jen vonSchlieder
Jul 4, 2017 Karen Moore
Jul 4, 2017 Sigfrido Losada Torreiro
Jul 2, 2017 Samantha Manso
Jun 29, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jun 27, 2017 Ken Stein
Jun 27, 2017 Cassandria Lemmon
Jun 27, 2017 Suzanne Lebon Stop killing the planet! 1. Trump is Mentally Ill And Must Be Removed pls sign and SHARE SHARE SHARE...!
Jun 26, 2017 melissa suarez
Jun 26, 2017 Jill Nightingale
Jun 24, 2017 Michele Mitchell
Jun 24, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Jun 23, 2017 Margaret Iacangelo
Jun 22, 2017 sirena green
Jun 22, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jun 22, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Jun 21, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Jun 21, 2017 Colette Winslow
Jun 21, 2017 Paula Smithson
Jun 18, 2017 Lisa Seeley
Jun 17, 2017 Susan Hill
Jun 17, 2017 Christine Rochette
Jun 15, 2017 Ruth Benschoter
Jun 15, 2017 Alecia Williams
Jun 15, 2017 Barbara Dincau
Jun 13, 2017 Monica Farinelli
Jun 13, 2017 Karen McHugh
Jun 12, 2017 susan Goldrick

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