Save the Bees, Tell the EPA to ban Bayer's toxic pesticide clothianidin
  • Petitioned Barbara Barron

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Pesticide Team Leader
Barbara Barron
Bees and Pesticides
Dale Kemery
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Administrator Steve Owens
Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

Save the Bees, Tell the EPA to ban Bayer's toxic pesticide clothianidin

    1. Petition by

      Caleb Laieski

      Phoenix, AZ

 

For the past several years scientists have been alarmed by the mysterious collapse of bee populations worldwide. Known as “Colony Collapse Disorder”, massive bee die-offs  discovered by beekeepers has resulted in the loss of as much as 30% of the commercial honeybee population in the U.S. since 2006.

Last month a leaked EPA memo uncovered proof that the U.S. government approved a pesticide toxic to bees based on "fatally flawed" science and they have no intention of banning it even though it is harming the U.S. bee population. Incredibly, beekeepers and scientists around the world are pointing to Bayer's clothianidin as a leading factor in colony collapse and 4 European countries have already banned it. Join us in telling the EPA to immediately ban the sale and use of clothianidin until proper tests can be conducted.

Action Credit: Food Democracy Now

Photo Credit: Brisbane Insects and Spiders

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    • DE Michael DENVER, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      I would love to believe an elected official is actually taking note of these signatures and actually gives a damn about the world.

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    • valérie DISLE SAINT LEU LA FORET, FRANCE
      • about 3 years ago

      Ban immediately the sale and use of clothianidin until proper tests can be conducted. If there is no bee, there is no life. Stop pesticides. Start organic culture.

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    • Kym Soderholm INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • about 3 years ago

      Does the US always have to be so far behind the UK? Wake up USA!!! This is our food supply....

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