Petition to Help Save the Bees

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Carolyn Honey,

National Popcorn Day was last week, but bees aren’t celebrating.

Bees are dying at alarming rates, and scientists have identified a group of insecticides called neonicotinoids (“neonics”) as a prime culprit in these drastic population losses. The largest single use of neonicotinoids is as a seed coating for field crops. In fact, researchers estimate that roughly 95% of all corn grown in the U.S. comes from seeds coated with bee-toxic neonic chemicals.

Unfortunately, the popcorn industry uses bee-killing chemicals on their seeds, too. That’s why we’re calling on Orville Redenbacher—the biggest brand in the industry—to source its popcorn from seeds that are NOT coated in these harmful chemicals.

Tell Orville Redenbacher to drop bee-toxic chemicals!

Thanks to your pressure, Pop Weaver and Pop Secret have already agreed to phase out their use of neonics. If these two major brands can do it, so can Orville Redenbacher.

Neonics are the most widely used insecticides in the world, and are systemic chemicals, meaning they are dispersed throughout the treated plant, rendering the whole plant toxic. Just as alarming, neonics can last in the environment for years and they can harm species that the chemical was not designed to kill – like bees, butterflies, birds, and entire food chains.

Click Here to Sign the Petition to Tell Orville Redenbacher to Stop Killing Bees!

Thanks for everything you do,

Larissa Walker
Pollinator Program Director
Center for Food Safety


















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