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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

Aug 28, 2015 Angela Hembroff
Aug 28, 2015 Susan Krauss
Aug 27, 2015 Robert Jenkins
Aug 27, 2015 Susan Tate
Aug 27, 2015 Cindy Jacobs
Aug 27, 2015 Nancy Orozco
Aug 27, 2015 Lucy Kelly
Aug 27, 2015 Peter Blackaller if the honey bees die our food will go up massively in price.
Aug 27, 2015 Rayleen Nunez
Aug 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2015 Ari Schwartz
Aug 26, 2015 Martha Kubik
Aug 26, 2015 Marlene Prout
Aug 26, 2015 EJ Frost
Aug 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) We wouldn't have much food without them, they make it posible.
Aug 25, 2015 Marisol Dominguez
Aug 23, 2015 Marc Chapon
Aug 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) Save the bees!
Aug 21, 2015 Wayne Brummer
Aug 21, 2015 Tatyana Hanley
Aug 20, 2015 shashank pulmati
Aug 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2015 Mary Harris
Aug 19, 2015 Eva Kolmanova
Aug 19, 2015 Elena Latici Every year the United States is forced to buy MILLIONS of bees from Italy because over here we don-t kill them. But the U.S. couldn-t care less about what or who it kills. You have become the most feared nation on earth.
Aug 19, 2015 Virginia Sharpe
Aug 18, 2015 regina phillips
Aug 18, 2015 Milene Lima
Aug 17, 2015 Lisa Field
Aug 17, 2015 Angus Barkley
Aug 17, 2015 Mary Sier
Aug 17, 2015 Cathleen Reece
Aug 17, 2015 N Yen Lam
Aug 17, 2015 Lesley Zamora Without honey bees there is no food - for anyone! Plants, animals and humans alike! Please, we must do what we can now before it is to late!
Aug 16, 2015 Wendy Marie Gonzalez
Aug 15, 2015 Jasmin Lanagan
Aug 15, 2015 Betty Kendrick
Aug 15, 2015 James Thomas
Aug 14, 2015 Eric Wells
Aug 13, 2015 Helene Empsall
Aug 13, 2015 robert cochrane
Aug 13, 2015 Leona G
Aug 13, 2015 Joan S.
Aug 13, 2015 Michele Burton Its simple. Without the Bees there is no life.
Aug 12, 2015 Jane Lingle
Aug 12, 2015 rebecca maclean
Aug 12, 2015 Barbara Jacobs
Aug 12, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Aug 12, 2015 Erika Agnew
Aug 12, 2015 Tim Fisher

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