Saturday, February 18, 2012

Urgent: Save the Bees by Tuesday!

Deadline Tuesday: Save the honey bees!
Dear Friends,

Since 2006, U.S. honey bee populations have been in precipitous decline, with some estimates suggesting losses as high as 30% per year. While that's terrible, the problem is far greater than just the loss of a species. Without bees, our food supply is in serious danger. Pollination by honey bees is key in cultivating the crops that produce a full one-third of our food.

A leaked memo suggests the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ignored the science linking the pesticide clothianidin to the bee die-off.

Now the EPA is considering whether to renew approval of clothianidin. Submit a comment asking EPA to reject this dangers chemical that is killing honey bees - hurry, the comment period closes on Tuesday:

Please sign this Meg and I both strongly support stopping this craziness!!


sweetbay said...

I signed the petition too.

sandy lawrence said...

Done. Thanks for the link to sign.

Flâneur Gardener said...

I don't think it's right for a non-US citizen to sign a petition to the US government, but otherwise I would have! I do hope they re-think this matter and make the sensible decision... Agriculture might not be where the big buck is any more, but every government ought to consider it - and its implications - when legislating.

Lona said...

I was glad to sign the petition Randy. The lack of honey bees around here is scary. I did see more last summer than the previous years but still not many at all. We need more people like you who keep them too.

Shady Gardener said...

I tried signing the petition... perhaps I'll try again? At any rate, it would only take my info and let me paste on Facebook...

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Signed and tweeted.

Shady Gardener said...

It seems to have worked anyway, Randy. I've received an e-mail of "thanks." :-)

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