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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

Feb 21, 2017 Lorrie Koenings
Feb 19, 2017 Jan Repp
Feb 18, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 18, 2017 Helen Duncan Don't really know how important this is, but I do know how important bees are. These chemicals appear to be comtributing to the problems bees are having.
Feb 18, 2017 Eunice Olson
Feb 18, 2017 Rosane SELF
Feb 17, 2017 katrien rabaey
Feb 17, 2017 Kathleen Williams
Feb 16, 2017 DeLisa Fields
Feb 15, 2017 Sandra Mell
Feb 15, 2017 cynthia ford
Feb 15, 2017 Nico Sandman
Feb 14, 2017 Tammy Ferrell
Feb 13, 2017 Chris Sante
Feb 13, 2017 Claude Roulet
Feb 12, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Feb 12, 2017 Norma Wheeler
Feb 11, 2017 Tristin Pollet
Feb 10, 2017 José Ángel
Feb 9, 2017 Brenda Williams
Feb 9, 2017 Alexandra Saunders
Feb 7, 2017 Patrick Sutardjo
Feb 6, 2017 Roxanna Abela
Feb 5, 2017 John Merrifield
Feb 5, 2017 Shelby Fry
Feb 5, 2017 Carmella Blake
Feb 5, 2017 Anna Tangi
Feb 5, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 5, 2017 Sonia Hernandez
Feb 4, 2017 Chris Barrand
Feb 4, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 4, 2017 Mike Howley
Feb 4, 2017 Ulla-Britt Persson
Feb 4, 2017 Joanne Broderick
Feb 3, 2017 Ronald Wolniewicz
Feb 1, 2017 diane lenart
Feb 1, 2017 Jamie Smith
Jan 31, 2017 irene riviere
Jan 31, 2017 Amanda Dickinson
Jan 31, 2017 b verbeek
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Jan 30, 2017 shannon sloan
Jan 30, 2017 David Dvorak
Jan 30, 2017 Elsie Brooks
Jan 30, 2017 Stanley Fistick
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Jan 29, 2017 Delphine Bonk
Jan 28, 2017 Andrea Rulka
Jan 27, 2017 Laurie Bennett

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