Florida's Natural Growers: Save Our Bees!
  • Petitioned Stephen Caruso

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CEO of Florida's Natural Growers
Stephen Caruso
CFO of Florida's Natural Growers
William Hendry

Florida's Natural Growers: Save Our Bees!

    1. Clayton Stone
    2. Petition by

      Clayton Stone

      Palm Beach, FL

     Albert Einstein once said, "If the bees disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live." 

     Today, bee populations in the United States are rapidly collapsing. This cruel reality makes it even more disheartening to learn that one of the largest fruit juice producers in the United States, Florida's Natural Growers, buys some of its oranges from Ben Hill Griffin, Inc., a supplier which was recently fined by the Florida Department of Agriculture for spraying its citrus groves with harmful pesticides. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture, this spraying resulted in the death of millions of bees. However, this fine only amounts to $1500, a mere slap on the wrist to a company the size of Ben Hill Griffin, Inc.

     On its website, Florida's Natural Growers claims to be "environmentally friendly," but if its business practices are so in tune with nature then why do its suppliers spray their citrus trees with harmful chemicals that have been shown to be lethal to bees? Florida's Natural Growers' website makes much of the cooperative's commitment to sustainability and land stewardship. However allowing their suppliers to spray these deadly chemicals on their citrus trees makes a mockery of this assertion. 

     We urge Florida's Natural Growers to embrace a policy of real sustainability and ensure that its suppliers do not engage in toxic agricultural practices, including spraying harmful pesticides that are deadly to bees. Bees are essential to human survival because they pollinate the fruits and vegetables that ultimately find their way to our kitchen table. Tell Florida's Natural Growers that you want your juice to come from citrus trees free of the pesticides that kill millions of bees each year. Tell Florida's Natural Growers to stand up to its name and sell products that truly are natural. 

Stephen Caruso, CEO of Florida's Natural Growers
William Hendry, CFO of Florida's Natural Growers
Bee populations are rapidly collapsing. We must protect our bees from deadly poisons being sprayed onto citrus trees. Please ensure that your citrus growers do not use harmful pesticides and embrace an attitude of true sustainability! Please help save our bees!

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Recent signatures



      Clayton Stone
      Petition Organizer

      On the last day of 2013, our petition has reached new heights. Thousands of people have joined us, but we still need your help! Please get the message out and tell your friends to help SAVE THE BEES! Florida's Natural Growers is yet to respond, so we need to ramp up our efforts! Thank you all for your support and I wish you all the very best in 2014! May it be a year of health and safety for all of us, including our bees!

    2. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 8 months ago

      Fuck Monsanto...

    • Nicole Veenker PORTLAND, OR
      • 8 months ago

      Bees are beautiful creatures upon whose existence our own lives depend. Save the bees!

    • robert haile HAMPTON, NH
      • 8 months ago

      Without bees, many of our fruits and vegetables would disappear.

    • Lewis R. Keith LAS CRUCES,, NM
      • 8 months ago

      I believe Einstein vrs. the chemical companys any day!

    • Nurrah Owens DENVER, CO
      • 8 months ago

      Because, bees.


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