Posts Tagged ‘Petition to save the bees’

Environmental Resource: Saving the Bees

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Note: This is a new letter from Credo Action about saving the bees. If you click on the link below, you can sign the petition to the EPA. Thanx, ellensue

Dear Readers,

Last month, for the second time, the EPA refused to intervene to stop the use of the pesticide clothianidin, which scientists believe is at least partially to blame for the alarming rise in bee colony collapse — the sudden bee-die off which has claimed about 30% of the U.S. honey bee population each year since 2006.

If we don’t convince the EPA to reconsider, it is not scheduled to review clothianidin again until 2018. By then it could be too late for the bees, and the one third of our food crops bees play a crucial role in pollinating.

The EPA is currently accepting public comments on its latest decision not to to declare bee die offs an emergency situation. Now is a crucial moment to make our voices heard for the bees.

Tell the EPA: Stop stalling. Ban the pesticide that’s killing bees:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/epa_bees_stalling/?r_by=44947-4516332-CVUh25x&rc=confemail

Bees NOT Buzzing!

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Note: Here is an email I just received from Slow Food USA. I signed the petition and urge you to do so if you want to keep the bees from becoming extinct. Thanx! ellensue

Hi,

Spring’s going to be a lot quieter this year. Something is killing off almost 40% of North American honeybees each year, and it’s threatening our entire food chain. Mounting scientific evidence suggests agricultural pesticides are one of the culprits.

The Environmental Protection Agency has the power to investigate and ban the pesticides thought to be responsible but, despite their own scientists’ advice and under pressure from pesticides companies, they’re dragging their feet.

Much of the plant-life we depend on for food exists thanks to honeybees. Now the bees are depending on us to return the favor. Click here to sign our petition calling on the EPA to solve the mystery that’s killing our buzz:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5986/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5833

Bees don’t just make honey: from apples to lemons, much of the food we eat may disappear with the bees. Even milk and beef production could be threatened: guess what makes the plants that feed the cows? Our friend the honeybee.

What’s more, bees add $15 billion to the annual US economy, and their loss will have a devastating impact on food production and food prices. But the EPA is under pressure to do nothing about it from pesticide companies and the pesticide ‘scientists’ those companies bankroll.

The EPA has already acknowledged it should look into the causes of “Colony Collapse Disorder”. We need to counter the pesticide lobby’s pressure and hold the EPA to that commitment, by sending them a message they can’t ignore:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5986/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5833