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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 1, 2015 bernadette porter
Apr 1, 2015 Heather German Stop the neonicotinoids.
Apr 1, 2015 Candace Lewandowski
Apr 1, 2015 christina degang
Apr 1, 2015 Jessica Jacobson
Mar 30, 2015 Schalk Burger Stop using pestisides! It's killing our planet!
Mar 30, 2015 Kevin Martel
Mar 30, 2015 kimberlee mills
Mar 29, 2015 Brittney Craig
Mar 28, 2015 Lisa torsiello Save earth's honey bee's
Mar 28, 2015 Irina Gorlovitski
Mar 27, 2015 Kim Walsh Please Campaign To Save Earth"s Honey Bees
Mar 27, 2015 Victoria Johnson
Mar 26, 2015 KD Beale
Mar 25, 2015 Mary Gedert
Mar 24, 2015 Holly Balch
Mar 23, 2015 Thuy hang Tran
Mar 23, 2015 Beth Matlock
Mar 23, 2015 anamika khosla i support!
Mar 22, 2015 Amber Goodaker
Mar 22, 2015 leah hancy
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 Niina Turunen
Mar 19, 2015 Gonzalo Alfaro
Mar 19, 2015 sue climpson
Mar 18, 2015 Christina Michael
Mar 18, 2015 Cari Brookbanks
Mar 18, 2015 Phyllis Lautenschlaeger We need honey bees. I am in favor of saving the Eath's honey bee population.
Mar 18, 2015 Fawn Caldwell
Mar 18, 2015 E Harvey
Mar 18, 2015 Jan Lunsford
Mar 17, 2015 Stacy Smith
Mar 17, 2015 martina hayward
Mar 15, 2015 Elizabeth Venney
Mar 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2015 PANIER Stéphanie
Mar 14, 2015 Rebecca Sheehan
Mar 14, 2015 Brandy Murrell
Mar 14, 2015 Barbara Campbell
Mar 14, 2015 Mary Engleman
Mar 13, 2015 Eugenia Capetillo
Mar 13, 2015 Elisa Roberts
Mar 13, 2015 Barbara Warren
Mar 13, 2015 Irene MacRaild
Mar 13, 2015 Anne Willson
Mar 13, 2015 sharla shore this is extremely serious! I am only seeing 1/10th of the bees on my walks each day if that... I see hundreds dead on the ground everywhere in AZ and Calif.... this is not good.
Mar 13, 2015 Leslie Georgeson
Mar 13, 2015 Margaret Landrum
Mar 13, 2015 Tanya Lowrie Please Help

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