Petition is in my bio- 🐝 sign and share 🐝Bees are dying at alarming rates worldwide – and because bees are responsible for roughly one in every three bites of food we eat, we’re all in trouble. That’s why we’re calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to act NOW to protect them.
A decade of research has made it clear that neonicotinoid pesticides are highly toxic to bees and are at least partially responsible for the pollinators dying in record numbers. Last year, the EPA finally confirmed this troubling fact. The agency even concluded the benefits of one of the most common uses of neonic treatments, as a coating on soy and corn seed, are questionable for farmers.
Tell the #EPA to require farmers to use these pesticides only when they can prove they need them. We cannot stand by and watch pollinators die as the EPA completes its final assessment.
As a supporter of EWG, I urge the #EnvironmentalProtectionAgency to follow the lead of the state of Minnesota and require farmers to end all nonessential neonicotinoid use.
As EPA concluded last year, neonicotinoid pesticides are harmful to bee populations, and the benefits of one of its most common uses, as a coating on soy and corn seed, are questionable for farmers. #bees #savebees #bumblebees #🐝