Tell Congress to Suspend Bee-Toxic Pesticides

The House “Save America’s Pollinators Act” would suspend the approval of bee-toxic pesticides.

Click here to urge your Representative to support this crucial legislation today!

macro beeRepresentatives John Conyers (D, MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D, OR) have taken a major step to protect pollinators. They have recently introduced the Save America’s Pollinators Act, calling for the suspension of a certain class of systemic pesticides that are killing bees: neonicotinoids (“neonics” for short). Now it’s your turn.

You may have heard of neonics before – neonics are the most widely used insecticides in the world, and exposure to neonics has become a key culprit in bee population losses.

Just last month, 50,000 bumblebees were killed in a parking lot in Oregon by these very chemicals. This past spring, the European Union placed a two year ban on most neonics. We need to take similar swift action by suspending the use of these chemicals until proven safe to our critical pollinators.

Thankfully, the Save America’s Pollinators Act seeks to do precisely that. This bill calls for the suspension of neonics on plants attractive to bees until a full review of scientific evidence indicates they are safe and a field study demonstrates no harmful impacts to pollinators. This much-needed legislation also requires our government agencies to monitor the health of native bee populations, and to identify and publicly report the likely causes of unusual bee kills.

Tell your Representative to support the Save America’s Pollinators Act and protect our bees!

Click the link here to sign the petition

Article Source: Center for Food Safety, http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org.

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