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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

Jul 29, 2014 Kes Smith
Jul 29, 2014 Davi Braga
Jul 29, 2014 Jen Partridge
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 A White
Jul 29, 2014 Lisa Wojciechowski
Jul 29, 2014 Rebekah Palmer
Jul 29, 2014 jeffrey arbuckle
Jul 29, 2014 RB Archer
Jul 29, 2014 Victorine s
Jul 29, 2014 Monika Szczurek
Jul 29, 2014 pat morris don't they realize without these bee's to pollinate eventualy we starve,why do we put up with these idiots.there's natures way to get rid of insect pests.time to look at natures alternative to pesticides.
Jul 28, 2014 Huney Goh
Jul 28, 2014 Pedro Foros
Jul 28, 2014 Kimm Castillo
Jul 28, 2014 Carla Ceccatelli
Jul 28, 2014 Rosanne Tobin
Jul 28, 2014 chris gordon
Jul 28, 2014 Elizabeth Pratte Stop kicking the can down the road! Stand up and be a hero.
Jul 28, 2014 April Zwicky
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please outlaw the use of the neonicotinoids killing our honey bees.
Jul 28, 2014 Violeta Rojo
Jul 28, 2014 B. Szab
Jul 28, 2014 Fran Bembenek
Jul 28, 2014 Brenda Rezk
Jul 28, 2014 Kelli Lysz
Jul 28, 2014 Julie orosco
Jul 28, 2014 Andrea Zeren
Jul 28, 2014 Gail Wanliss
Jul 28, 2014 Jeff Morris
Jul 28, 2014 Jennifer Forman
Jul 28, 2014 Christian Lohr
Jul 28, 2014 Rita Gaudry What is EPA waiting for the last bee? I do not know if it is plain stupidity or latent socoipathy. Or both?
Jul 28, 2014 Sandy Amador
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) WE NEED BEES! Smart people know that now. Dumb people will know it when they are gone. That will be too late. STOP KILLING THEM!
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Christine Redmond Aren't you at all concerned about your future family's generations? Do the right thing!
Jul 28, 2014 Marsha Waterbury
Jul 28, 2014 Shae Salmon
Jul 28, 2014 Jacqueline Gait
Jul 28, 2014 evy De Bundel
Jul 28, 2014 Carla Gibbs If we don't have bee's, we don 't survive. It's not that hard to figure out or decide what to do. Stop worrying about the big chemical companies that give you kick backs, and start worrying about where your food supply will come from. Just do it!
Jul 28, 2014 Karen Hollowell
Jul 27, 2014 Wendy Olek
Jul 27, 2014 Janie Wilcox We NEED these bees for our food and plants! There so important. We need to keep them from extinction.
Jul 27, 2014 Kyla Ash
Jul 27, 2014 Harold Aylsworth
Jul 27, 2014 susan amick Stop the use of pesticides and save the bees😡😡😡👿

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