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EPA: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides NOW
  • Petitioned Dr. Jeffery Pettis

This petition was delivered to:

Bee Research Lead, United States Department of Agriculture
Dr. Jeffery Pettis
Acting Assistant Administrator, OSCPP, Environmental Protection Agency
Jim Jones, Environmental Protection Agency

EPA: Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides NOW

    1. Petition by

      The Garden of Eating

A shocking 31% of America's honeybees died over the winter and this has been happening for the past 7 years. We're speeding towards the disastrous point at which we will not have enough bees to pollinate our crops.

Neonicotinoid pesticides are known to cause bee deaths yet the EPA continues to approve their usage despite warnings from their own scientists. In fact, the EPA has just approved, Sulfoxaflor, yet another pesticide that is known to be highly toxic to bees.

In contrast, the European Union just banned this entire class of pesticides in an effort to protect its dwindling honey bee populations. The U.S. needs to follow Europe's lead, and fast!

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    • Veronica Theurer LAKEWOOD, CO
      • 2 months ago

      SAVE THE BEES! SAVE THE EARTH!

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    • Marita Kennedy-Castro PORTLAND, ME
      • 2 months ago

      There are many more reasons than I have time to write out right now. It is just essential intelligence that we don't kill off the bees.

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    • Tony Schulte EWA BEACH, HI
      • 3 months ago

      I believe we need a change in many things including our agricultural practices driven by corporate greed or we will all suffer in the future.

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    • David Knight SAN JOSE, CA
      • 3 months ago

      There needs to be a balance between preservation of crops and what living pollinators can actually cope with. Please be sensible about chemical exposure to the natural processes we depend on.

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    • Adrianne Hildenbrand SANTA CLARA, CA
      • 3 months ago

      We should be the change we want to see in the world. This is our planet, we only get one, so it is in our best interest to take care of it.

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