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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!
Goal: 50,000 Progress: 37,017
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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 26, 2014 Manuela Masella
Dec 26, 2014 Elsie Martinez
Dec 24, 2014 Sally Benardo
Dec 24, 2014 Judith Susser
Dec 24, 2014 Jürgen Breu
Dec 24, 2014 chantal pasquier
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 23, 2014 Isabella Ruggieri SAVE THE BEE'S!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!! SAVE THE BEE'S!
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2014 Sandra Rousseau
Dec 22, 2014 charles Payne
Dec 22, 2014 kathy Kendrick I will continue to sign anything offered to help stop this insanity. I hope that all will read this....and really try to absorb the repercussions of wiping out our chief pollinators. I am passing this on to as many as I can.
Dec 22, 2014 sara robbins
Dec 22, 2014 Shannon Blea
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please stop destroying the bees on this planet - outlaw neocotinoids.
Dec 22, 2014 manuela navoni
Dec 22, 2014 Laura Flood Bee friendly posters are up around my town ... Hopefully we can all rise more awareness
Dec 22, 2014 Steven Kloppenburg
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) save our honeybees!
Dec 22, 2014 Stephanie Scott
Dec 22, 2014 Priya Beagley
Dec 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) please stop pesticides, we need our bees.
Dec 21, 2014 Reneé Wright
Dec 21, 2014 james johnson
Dec 21, 2014 Valli Gent
Dec 21, 2014 Michelle Thurman
Dec 21, 2014 Dulcie Camp
Dec 21, 2014 Catherine Frazer Need the Bees!
Dec 20, 2014 René Lotterman
Dec 19, 2014 Natasha Gonzalez
Dec 18, 2014 Bob Shanahan
Dec 17, 2014 H M
Dec 15, 2014 Bernice Smith
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 April Foxwell
Dec 15, 2014 Maja W
Dec 14, 2014 m.cecilia dallari
Dec 13, 2014 Alexandra D'cruz
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 12, 2014 Barbara Standing
Dec 12, 2014 Denise Plymale
Dec 10, 2014 Laura Tysinger
Dec 10, 2014 marcie martin
Dec 7, 2014 (Name not displayed) If neonicotinoids are responsible for the death of bees, there should. be no question but it should be banned immediately.
Dec 6, 2014 Jermaine Ammari
Dec 6, 2014 Elaine Becker Without bees - WE STARVE!
Dec 5, 2014 matthew butler
Dec 5, 2014 Cindy Cummins
Dec 4, 2014 alessandro ciccarelli
Dec 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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