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Bees Can't Wait 5 More Years.

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Kathy B (106)
Monday December 2, 2013, 6:20 pm

Dear Administrator McCarthy,

Honey bees, native bees and other pollinators are responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat. Bees pollinate 71 of the 100 crops that make up 90% of the world’s food supply. Many fruits and vegetables, including apples, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and broccoli, as well as almonds and coffee, rely on bees. These beneficial insects are critical in maintaining our diverse food supply.

Honey bee populations have been in alarming decline since 2006. Widespread use of a new class of toxic pesticides, neonicotinoids, is a significant contributing factor. In addition to killing bees outright, research has shown that even low levels of these dangerous pesticides impair bees' ability to learn, to find their way back to the hive, to collect food, to produce new queens, and to mount an effective immune response.

This week, 15 countries are imposing a two-year restriction on the use of several of these chemicals. As you know, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates it will be 2018, 5 years from now, before it makes a decision on this deadly class of pesticides.

We request an immediate moratorium on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

Bees can't wait 5 more years – they are dying now. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the power and responsibility to protect our pollinators. Our nation's food system depends on it.

Sue H (7)
Monday December 2, 2013, 8:25 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 2, 2013, 8:43 pm
S+S-thx Kathy

Autumn S (151)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 3:13 am
Thank you for taking action to save bees and other pollinators!

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 5:09 am
Noted and signed - We need to act fast to save bees!

. (0)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 6:45 am
Signed and noted and reported spammer. Thanks for sharing, Kathy.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 8:42 am
Thanks Kathy.

Carole K (195)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 2:09 am
Noted & signed. TY, Kathy!
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