Fight Pollinator Decline: Tell the EPA to Save the Bees

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For every 1,000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to the EPA demanding it "blocks the increased use of thiamethoxam and sulfoxaflor and get all neonicotinoids out of U.S. agriculture as soon as possible."

[Update: 12/11/2016: We have reached over 4,000 signatures! We have sent a letter to the EPA. NationofChange will send a letter for each 1,000 signatures we raise.] 

Pollinating insects and animals are vital to the world. Not only do bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and many other such pollinators support the ecosystem, they provide healthy watershed and maintain terrestrial productivity.

Yet pollinators are in a state of decline, especially the bee, which puts human life in danger, threatens global food webs and concerns the integrity of biodiversity. And the EPA is doing nothing to save the bees and stop companies, such as Bayer, Monsanto, Dow and Syngenta, from increasing the use of pesticides on crops that rely on pollination. 

There is a great deal of evidence that uncovers the dangers of genetically modified crops, which release Bt toxins, require increased pesticide use and demand neonicotinoid seed treatment, to both bees and human. But the EPA is letting biotech companies get away with murder.

While more people are becoming aware of the decrease of bees and are concerned about the link between GMOs and toxic pesticides in the environment, it is time we stand up to the EPA and demand it "blocks the increased use of thiamethoxam and sulfoxaflor and get all neonicotinoids out of U.S. agriculture as soon as possible."

We must take down the companies that are contributing to the pollinator decline and help save the bees.


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  • Marda De Wet
  • Julie Griffith
  • Fruits, vegetables, herbs, tubers, beautiful flowering trees, depend on bees. There are plant nutrients our bodies cannot do without, so no bees means no humans. Our economies (for raw materials) and our health rely on healthy ecosystems, which rely on keystone species— bees are a keystone species. Keystone means you take that stone out and the entire structure (we’re at the top of) tumbles.

    California Naturalist, UC Extension Program (I recommend the course)
  • It is so past time!
  • As a former beekeeper and long-time environmental activist, I consider the looming extinction of bees a death knell for Nature. We can’t live long without ALL our pollinators.
  • Wendy Forster
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