Update #7 ·

Before It’s Too Late

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama finished planting her sixth-annual White House Kitchen Garden. But this year, she did something different. She planted a pollinator garden to attract and support 70,000 bees already gracing the presidential lawn, as well as monarch butterflies and other pollinators. 

It’s great that the First Lady is doing her part to create a habitat for bees at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But what we really need, before it’s too late, is a ban on the toxic pesticides and herbicides that are responsible for killing off huge populations of honeybees all over the world.

Mrs. Obama is in a great position to help us achieve that, by using her “Gardener-in-Chief” status to influence her husband and Congress to pass a law to protect pollinators. But will she step up?

TAKE ACTION: Tell First Lady Michelle Obama: Help Pass H.R. 2692, the Saving America’s Pollinators Act!

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The EPA is letting the chemical companies get away with murder. For years, the agency has done nothing to stop Bayer and Monsanto, the leading bee-killers.  Now, the EPA is considering petitions from Dow and Syngenta to expand and increase the use of two insecticides, sulfoxaflor and thiamethoxam. Both belong to the neonicotionid class of pesticides implicated in the mass die-off of bees, known…

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