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Gina McCarthy, Director of the Environmental Protection Agency

We request that the EPA act now to immediately suspend registration of neonicotinoids

United States bee populations are in a nationwide free fall, putting our food supply in jeopardy. Not only have we seen widespread honeybee deaths and disappearances, called "Colony Collapse Disorder" (CCD). We have also seen a dramatic decrease in the wild bee population. Massive and continuing declines in the bee population threaten the survival of the fruits and vegetables grown on our soil.

In the past several months, four separate studies have added substantial weight to the growing body of evidence showing that widespread use of neonicotinoids -- like imidacloprid and clothianidin -- is linked to Colony Collapse Disorder. One study found that colonies exposed to neonicotinoids produced 85 percent fewer queens, meaning the creation of 85 percent fewer hives! United States Department of Agriculture bee expert Jeffery Pettis rightly calls the findings "alarming."

Signed,

SierraRise

This petition closed over 3 years ago

How this will help

A quarter of everything we eat depends on pollination. But now, beekeepers from around the world are reporting a pandemic of bee die-offs, known as "Colony Collapse Disorder."

While you and I...

A quarter of everything we eat depends on pollination. But now, beekeepers from around the world are reporting a pandemic of bee die-offs, known as "Colony Collapse Disorder."

While you and I know chemical-giant Bayer for aspirin and alka seltzer, unfortunately, their toxic agricultural pesticides called neonicotinoids are linked to this unprecedented bee die-off.  Independent, unbiased studies have linked Bayer's pesticides to colony collapse -- when picked up by bees, the chemical can act like a nerve agent, compromising a bee's ability to feed and make its way back to the hive. It's no wonder the European Union just adopted a continent-wide ban on these toxic chemicals. It's time we do the same!

The EPA has the power to ban the pesticides, but so far has bowed to pressure from Bayer. Together, we are more powerful than any chemical company. 

Demand the EPA stands up to big chemical companies like Bayer and bans bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides!

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