Help BEES! Ban Imidacloprid and other Neonicotinoid Pesticides
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Help BEES! Ban Imidacloprid and other Neonicotinoid Pesticides

    1. Tara Howell
    2. Petition by

      Tara Howell

      Alpine, CA

 A new class of pesticides that are nicotine-based: neonicotinoids ; also called: imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, nitenpyram, thiacloprid, and thiamethoxam can create lethal and sub-lethal effects on bees.

The EPA identifies two specific neonicotinoids, imidacloprid and clothianidin, as highly toxic to bees. Both chemicals cause symptoms in bees such as memory loss, navigation disruption, paralysis and death.

Both chemicals have been linked in dramatic honeybee deaths and subsequent suspensions of their use in France and Germany. Several European countries have already suspended them. Last year Slovenia and Italy also suspended their use for what they consider a significant risk to honeybee populations.


Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Nature-Community/Colony-Collapse-Pesticides-Bees.aspx#ixzz1j27uwqvX

 

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    1. Clothianidin:a Neonicotinoid Pesticide Highly Toxic to Honeybees

      Tara Howell
      Petition Organizer

      Clothianidin has the potential for toxic chronic exposure to honey bees

    2. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Vahe Guzelimian RANCHO SANTA FE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm a local beekeeper and I have seen the effects of Bayer's Systemic pesticides. They are insidious and are in Costco and Home depot by the ton. Get them off all shelves like the French Germans and others.

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    • Elise Massa PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I would like to add that in the documentary "Vanishing of the Bees," France reported that areas that removed systemic pesticides saw an increase in bee populations within a year. Our beekeepers observations with these countries independent research makes a compelling case. Let us stop the use of systemic pesticides until more independent research can be done, especially as the result could be a catastrophic depletion of our own food and nutrient supply, as well as the livelihood of many US citizens.

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    • sarah simon WINSTON SALEM, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Let the bees live. We can't live without them.

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    • Vahe Guzelimian RANCHO SANTA FE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Studies show neonicotinoids are killing bees and humming birds. Europe is banning them. We need to catch up and get rid of them too.

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    • Mike Dean BALLINAMORE, IRELAND
      • over 2 years ago

      Without bees, mankind starves - we need to ban any threat or suspected threat to bees as urgent!

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