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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

May 23, 2017 Gina Spurlock
May 21, 2017 Jane Wadsworth-Reyes
May 21, 2017 astrid bogaerts
May 21, 2017 Alexa Hilaire
May 20, 2017 Robert Boath
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 20, 2017 louna badran
May 19, 2017 Diana Jones
May 18, 2017 Holly Burns Please save the bees so that our youth will have a planet to live on.
May 17, 2017 theresa Mitchum
May 17, 2017 Necole Cook
May 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2017 Artur Xavier
May 11, 2017 Justina Lane
May 9, 2017 Libby Wood
May 9, 2017 Mary Salerno
May 9, 2017 Suzanne Salerno
May 9, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
May 8, 2017 Anne Bekkers
May 6, 2017 Diana Grob
May 5, 2017 Mel Henshaw
May 5, 2017 Alson Sachs
May 4, 2017 Yolanda Hershey
May 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2017 Mary Prelovsky
May 3, 2017 Julier Possick
May 3, 2017 Nancy Wein
May 3, 2017 Susan Griffiths
May 1, 2017 Nicholas Flanagan
May 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2017 Jennifer Hale
Apr 25, 2017 Bette Heyden I understand Europe has banned neonicotinoids. It's time USA did also. We produce a large share of the world's food. We must continue to do so for our national security.
Apr 23, 2017 Joan Woods
Apr 22, 2017 Neilda Voyles
Apr 20, 2017 Ben Cachola
Apr 17, 2017 Gabby Bolatto
Apr 17, 2017 Zene Boney
Apr 17, 2017 Antonia Young
Apr 17, 2017 Nicole Szajner Bees are dying at an alarming rate, save them!
Apr 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Save the bees- Bee captain Owen HHS earth club
Apr 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Yeet yah save those bees
Apr 17, 2017 Sheridan Pavelka
Apr 17, 2017 Zoe Sax
Apr 17, 2017 Shoshanna Peifer
Apr 17, 2017 Haley Warren
Apr 17, 2017 Lia Harel
Apr 17, 2017 Lidet Bayou

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