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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

Apr 25, 2015 Sandra Bak Bees must be protected!!! Without them there will be no food!! They are essential in our ecosystem
Apr 24, 2015 Kylie Reinhardt
Apr 24, 2015 Linda Hoover
Apr 24, 2015 Cheryl Twaddell
Apr 23, 2015 Georgia Salmon
Apr 23, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Apr 22, 2015 Beatrix Janek-Oefelein
Apr 22, 2015 M Steiman
Apr 22, 2015 Arkady Vyatchanin
Apr 22, 2015 Pia Maynard
Apr 22, 2015 Milo Reddaway
Apr 22, 2015 Linda (Kat) Karnes
Apr 22, 2015 Dean Shamblen Ban pesticides that are killing Bees!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 22, 2015 layne wallace
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Apr 22, 2015 Ania Levy
Apr 22, 2015 p Morello
Apr 22, 2015 Erinn Townsend
Apr 22, 2015 john lutz
Apr 21, 2015 Rosemary Willems Let's ALL get Our Families and Friends to sign this petition Please !!!
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Apr 20, 2015 Lou Gephart
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Apr 20, 2015 Melissa Harper
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Apr 18, 2015 Ana Andre
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Apr 17, 2015 Sharon Saunders
Apr 17, 2015 Zakiyah Maryam
Apr 17, 2015 Marco Baracca
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Apr 15, 2015 Debra Zamudio
Apr 14, 2015 simona bergman
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Apr 14, 2015 chenie kaur
Apr 13, 2015 Tesla van Bruggen
Apr 12, 2015 Vicki Bush
Apr 12, 2015 Denese Stokes
Apr 12, 2015 Victoria Fair
Apr 12, 2015 Michele Cacano

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