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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

Dec 3, 2016 Emiliana Ribeiadio
Dec 3, 2016 Laurie Casey
Dec 3, 2016 Laurie Karp
Dec 2, 2016 Rick Thomason
Nov 29, 2016 Stephanie Warning
Nov 29, 2016 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Nov 22, 2016 Marlie Dryden
Nov 22, 2016 Patricia Sansom
Nov 22, 2016 BobbyKat LittleCub
Nov 22, 2016 Gisele PENA
Nov 22, 2016 Melanie Huisman We need bees!!
Nov 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) Mechanical bees don't produce honey, the sweetest thing!
Nov 20, 2016 Kerry McGorlick
Nov 20, 2016 Meagen Moeller
Nov 20, 2016 Philo Caps
Nov 20, 2016 Roy Hunt
Nov 20, 2016 Martine Macmillan
Nov 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 17, 2016 Patty Kowalczyk
Nov 17, 2016 Marlyse Hanssens
Nov 16, 2016 Mary Callahan
Nov 16, 2016 Merina Halingten
Nov 16, 2016 Marlene Smith
Nov 16, 2016 Patricia Lemeur
Nov 15, 2016 Lucy Peden
Nov 15, 2016 Hart Palmer
Nov 13, 2016 Astrid Jordan
Nov 13, 2016 Victoria Peyser
Nov 13, 2016 debra heatherly
Nov 12, 2016 Nicolette Aubourg
Nov 11, 2016 ana de Albuquerque
Nov 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 10, 2016 JESSICA DEHN
Nov 10, 2016 Anneline Bacon
Nov 9, 2016 (Name not displayed) Bees are vital pollinators in our food supply.
Nov 9, 2016 Garo Kassabian
Nov 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 9, 2016 Jo Beatty
Nov 7, 2016 Carlos Otero
Nov 4, 2016 michelle vivianne smith cavallo
Nov 3, 2016 John Rödiger
Nov 3, 2016 Gareth Smith
Nov 3, 2016 Nadja Leijonros
Nov 3, 2016 Terria Lee
Nov 3, 2016 Sheron Rice Protect bees -- our very lives depend on them surviving!!
Nov 1, 2016 Susan Emmanule PLEASE take this appeal seriously! You will be leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.
Oct 31, 2016 Pamela Llewellyn

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