Bee-ware: Pesticides in the Land of Milk and Honey

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It has been proven that a class of neuro-active insecticides, known as neonicotinoids, is particularly harmful to our bee populations. In some places, up to 90 percent of the bees have been decimated. If left unchecked, these insecticides could destroy our world’s ability to grow enough food to feed its population. Bees are indeed vital to agriculture because they’re the one pollinating the crops. Without them, and other pollinator insects, nothing would grow.

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US citizens are calling for the Obama administration for an executive order to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides and to protect our bees. These harmful pesticides are also poisoning other animals and the toxic effects are bound to affect human beings. According to a study performed by the American Bird Conservancy, neonicotinoids are lethal to birds and to the aquatic systems on which they depend: A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a songbird.

 

Please, help us protect our precious bees by signing this petition.

 

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