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Environment Petition: EPA: Save Our Bees and the Food We Eat! Ban Bayer's Chemicals Now! SIGN NOW!

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United States bee populations are in a nationwide free fall -- and this could spell the end of fruits and vegetables grown on our soil. Not only has the US experienced widespread honeybee deaths and disappearances, called "Colony Collapse Disorder"


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Jim Jaston (203)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:15 am
In early May 2008, between 330 and 500 million bees were killed in the Western part of Germany (Rheintal) by Bayer's clothianidin pesticide, which had been applied as a dressing to amize seed. More than 7.000 beekeeper rang up the Landesverband Badischer Imker (beekeepers' union) to report total losses.

3 New Studies Link Bee Decline to Bayer Pesticide. In 2010, according to research by the Pesticide Action Network of North America, at least 142 million total acres were planted in neonic-treated seeds—a trend that will continue if not increase in the 2012 growing season. That represents a landmass equal to the footprints of California and Washington State.

Since 2006, U.S. honey bee populations have been in precipitous decline, with some estimates suggesting losses as high as 30% per year.1 While that's terrible, the problem is far greater than just the loss of a species. Without bees, a big piece of 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.

One such chemical, called clothianidin, is produced by the German corporation Bayer CropScience. It is used as a treatment on crop seeds, including corn and canola, and works by expressing itself in the plants' pollen and nectar. Not coincidentally, these are honey bees' favorite sources of food.

YOU CAN ALSO SIGN THIS: Tell the E.P.A.: Ban the pesticide that's killing honey bees

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:16 am
signing now

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:17 am
A very important matter, so I'm very glad to sign. Thank you.

Debra Phillips (77)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:19 am
Who are they going to sell their pesticides to when there are no plants left to protect? Signed and noted.

Mael van der Vliet (25)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:30 am
Noted and signed , thank you ! :)

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:30 am
Signed Jim

Gabriela C (105)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:31 am
Gladly noted and signed. Thanks Jim!

tammy B (52)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:42 am
signed and noted... Thank you Jim

Teresa Cowley (274)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:56 am
Noted, signed and shared on fb.
Thanks Jim

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:10 am
Signed and noted.

Sue McGuey (106)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:40 am
Noted & signed!~Posted to Facebook!!

Shirley S (187)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:50 am

Elsie Au (259)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:53 am
Done. Thanks.

Lisa N (202)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:53 am
Signed gladly, thank you Jim.

Cher C (1424)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:56 am

already signed, posted and shared! thnx!


Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:02 am
Signed and noted. Thanks!

Cynthia Davis (340)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:46 am
Signed TY Jim

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:55 am
Already signed, thanks Jim. Not only Bayer....but also Money$anto and Dow's poisons too.

Raiin Blue (72)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:03 am
singed and shared Jim

Raiin Blue (72)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:13 am
EPA, USDA etc are as criminal and corrupt as Bayers and the rest...if they were doing their job this would not have happened. Its time to dissolve and replace these out dated, criminal and redundant agencies and put something responsible and sensible in its place.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:31 am
Had already signed! Thanks!

Ruth C (87)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:06 am

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:42 am

Lindsey Williams (234)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:00 am
Signed, thanks.

P. L. Neola (21)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:17 am
I signed it just a little while ago!

Carmen S (611)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:25 am
thanks JIm for sharing this

leslie c (18)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:23 am
Noted, signed, sealed, delivered & tweeted. Thanks Jim.

Barbara W (342)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:31 am

Melody Long (1)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:33 am
Thank you, signed and noted.

Mandi A (201)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:35 am
Thank you. Will be signing.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:52 am

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Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:53 am

Robert O (12)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:29 am
Signed. Thanks Jim.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:39 am

Lana Ravensky (105)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:53 am

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:14 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Jim.

Susan L (150)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:22 pm
signed and noted

Judy A (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:44 pm
Signed and noted.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:47 pm
Signed. Thank you for this posting. This has been known for some time but the Bayer Corporation being an exceptionally nasty corporation paid off government where it could. Of course, that would include the US.

Muriel S (53)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:50 pm
Noted and gladly signed. Thank you, Jim.

Mario A (52)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:53 pm
Signed and noted

Dineen C (8)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:54 pm
Terrible that thoughtless people are behind these companies and all they think about is profit when they make their decisions!

Jennifer M (78)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:57 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 1:26 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 1:40 pm
Signed and noted.

Sindy C (45)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 1:47 pm
signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:05 pm
I signed like so many others.

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Petra M (259)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:40 pm
A very important matter, so I'm very glad to sign, thank you !

Jane H (139)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:41 pm
noted and signed---thank you--where would we be without bees?? Starving.

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:49 pm
Signed and Noted, Thanks Jim

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:36 pm

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:53 pm
Signed and shared. I just read something recently that the corn that is being planted in the midwest which is GMO corn encompasses the size of California and Washington state combined. That is not good for the bees nor is it good for humans. These people who run these companies are so evil there are no words for it.
Work as hard as you can to plant heirloom seeds and wildflowers native to your state.
For the Bees.

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:55 pm
#115,241 Signed, noted and posted to FB

Alison A (244)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:55 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Jim.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:09 pm
already signed, TU Jim

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:30 pm
Many people don't realize, that without bees so to go most of our food sources.

Nicole W (646)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:55 pm
noted, signed and shared

Kim O (396)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:50 pm
Noted and signed!! Thanks Jim!

Gary C (5)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:12 pm
Noted and Signed , Thankyou.....

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:18 pm

Esther Z (94)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:36 pm
Noted and signed.

Gloria Morotti (14)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:16 pm

Constance F (418)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:07 pm
Thank you for posting, and sending Vicky - Signed previously!

Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:21 pm

penny C (83)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:54 pm

Harsha Vardhana (56)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:14 pm
Signed. Jim, thanks for the spread of awareness

To bee or not to bee -- it is a not choice.

Ravi K (245)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:23 pm
Done thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday April 6, 2012, 2:47 am

Patricia H. (440)
Friday April 6, 2012, 4:01 am

Brenda Burks (1)
Friday April 6, 2012, 5:23 am

Vivien G (153)
Friday April 6, 2012, 6:46 am
Noted signed and shared on FB.
Thank you Jim.

TOM TREE (247)
Friday April 6, 2012, 7:29 am
A very important matter, so I'm very glad to sign. Thank you.

Jason Green (235)
Friday April 6, 2012, 10:24 am
signed #119,348

Shirley S (0)
Friday April 6, 2012, 11:08 am

Maryann Cortright (16)
Friday April 6, 2012, 11:42 am
When are people/corporations going to learn that the chemicals or chemical by-products they disperse are ruining this planet. From the bees and other animals, to our drinking water and water for animals, to the plant life, you name it. It is all being systematically destroyed by one big corporation or another. When will these corporations learn that their chemicals can and do have disastrous effects on our planet's welfare. All they are concerned about these days is getting their big bucks and forgetting what really matters, our Planet. It would do them well to remember that IF THERE IS NO PLANET,THEN THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR BIG BUCKS. Our planet should come first to everyone, not just the "few" of us that do care2 so much. Thanx. Noted and Gladly noted.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday April 6, 2012, 11:51 am
Signed, thank you. I loved the comment by Harsha!

Bob P (394)
Friday April 6, 2012, 4:02 pm

SANDRA R (145)
Friday April 6, 2012, 4:54 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Jim.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday April 6, 2012, 8:04 pm
Signed. Thank you, Jim.

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 2:25 am
"bee populations are in a freefall" - not only nationally, all over the planet - even here in South Africa!!! "Colony Collapse Disorder" is a matter of critical importance that cannot be addressed soon enough!

Ludger W (65)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 3:57 am
signed, ty

Marianna Molnar (9)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 5:24 am

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1065)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 8:01 am
thanks JIm--signed and noted

emilia Boccagna (15)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 11:11 pm

David N (19)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:57 pm
signed & noted.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 8:37 pm

Mario A (52)
Monday April 9, 2012, 10:24 am

Eternal Gardener (734)
Monday April 9, 2012, 5:35 pm
To hell with Bayer, Dupont, Monsanto etc......

Terri Hughes (416)
Friday April 13, 2012, 7:57 am

Past Member (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 2:07 am
Noted, thanks.

Kenneth L (314)
Monday April 16, 2012, 5:52 pm
Also stop using Bayer aspirin.

Petra Nemcova (4)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 11:17 am

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 10:18 am
Great post, Jim! Thanks!!!

Dianne D (490)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 11:18 pm

Emma S (239)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:46 am
Bit late, but done. Thanks, Jim.

Yulan Lawson (156)
Friday October 19, 2012, 7:15 pm
Noted and signed.

Melissa Blair (1)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:39 am
Signed.. hate chemicals. now that we know how harmful they all farmers should go organic.
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