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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

Nov 28, 2014 Karla Burnett Outlaw the use of the neonicotinoids killing our honey bees.
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 zach nesmith
Nov 28, 2014 frank gentile
Nov 28, 2014 Clair Birtles
Nov 28, 2014 Thomas Combs This should be corrected immediately, our food supply deems this necessary
Nov 28, 2014 Jacqueline Grooms
Nov 28, 2014 Laura Eifert
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) We only get one chance in our lifetime we should do our best and some to assure our children or families have a better more aware and smarter way of life stop destroying the things that play a vital role in sustaining the precious lives we have
Nov 28, 2014 joelle combe
Nov 28, 2014 Luda Jones
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) stop using these pesticides.
Nov 28, 2014 Nairoz Hussin Save nature .. Save every tiny thing in it .. Save honey bees .. Coz seriously they are a God's gift to all of us , so no one has the right to turn them off ..
Nov 28, 2014 Dee Alain
Nov 28, 2014 ben Connally
Nov 28, 2014 carolyn scott
Nov 28, 2014 Serge Baudoux
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 Monica Cardoso Stop The use of this poison!
Nov 28, 2014 Jim Kurz
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please ban the use of the pesticides that are poisoning our bees and other pollinators. Without the bees, we all loose. Then we loose our food too! Please think of future generations. We should not be robbing them for profits!
Nov 27, 2014 Fiona Barber
Nov 27, 2014 lavender Cohholly
Nov 27, 2014 kelly marks
Nov 27, 2014 Janice Elton
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2014 carmen Rico
Nov 25, 2014 leo E. Alonzo
Nov 24, 2014 Kay McDermott
Nov 24, 2014 Linda Peake
Nov 24, 2014 Joanne Ham
Nov 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop poison these vital insects and our food supply. This poison is finding it's way into the food and into our bodies. It is not wanted or appreciated.
Nov 23, 2014 Rosie Prantner
Nov 22, 2014 Nancy McNutt
Nov 22, 2014 annette florence
Nov 22, 2014 Kathlen Steinrücken
Nov 22, 2014 Sandra Ferri
Nov 22, 2014 M Fogel
Nov 21, 2014 Marisela Vega
Nov 21, 2014 robert connolly
Nov 21, 2014 Rose Lynd
Nov 21, 2014 Nicolas Auclaire
Nov 21, 2014 Dyan Petherick Its time to end corruption and deforestation! Its time to unite as one and save our world and all the creatures that coinhabite along side us!
Nov 20, 2014 Igor Kozlov
Nov 20, 2014 Sylvia Gries
Nov 20, 2014 Dave Rogers
Nov 19, 2014 Jessica Edwards
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2014 Terry McGregor

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