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so is THIS killing the BEES?
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:17:09 PM »
Here's a mail i got from Greenpeace today.
If true, it's a problem for you guys, here in Europe we have plenty, i had loads of them out the back harvesting from the violets, & plenty more (including some wasps) from the lavender out front.

But we should be looking at this more closely, and certainly sign the petition anyway ;)
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A new bill in Congress would ban pesticides responsible for poisoning millions of honeybees.

Tell your representative to support the Save America’s Pollinators Act today!


Bees are dying by the millions all across America.

According to leading scientists, they’re being poisoned by a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids (also known as “neonics”). If we don’t stop using these chemicals soon, the bee population could be done for – and so could all the fruits and vegetables that rely on bees for pollination.

But there’s hope. A bill was just introduced in Congress that would impose a ban on neonics until a scientific review and field studies prove no harm will come to bee populations from their use.

Passing this bill won’t be easy. Big Agriculture and chemical companies like Bayer are already lobbying hard to defeat it. Massive public support is the only chance the bees have. Over 100,000 Greenpeace supporters helped raise the profile of this issue last month. Together we now have a chance to save the bees before it is too late.

Write your congressperson today and urge them to support the Save America’s Pollinators Act and save the bees!

The stories are shocking. Some 50,000 bees dropped dead a few weeks ago in Oregon after being exposed to the deadly pesticides. And last winter alone, 31% of beehives in the United States collapsed. Sobering stuff.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been dragging their feet on this issue for too long. EPA is currently conducting a study on neonics that they don’t expect to finish until sometime in 2018! At this rate, there may not be any bees left by that time.

By allowing toxic chemicals like neonics to weaken and kill bees, we threaten our food and our environment. Every day these chemicals are allowed to be used is one day closer to disaster.

Now’s the time to act. Tell your congressperson to support the Save America’s Pollinators Act today.

The world is stepping up to take action and it’s time for the US to do the same.

Policymakers in Europe pulled three commonly used neonics off the market earlier this year, citing the growing body science showing their harms to pollinators. Just a few weeks ago, the EU added another bee-harming pesticide to their restricted list.

However, the Industrial Agriculture lobby has no intention of backing down and Congress is going to need all the support it can get.

Write your Representative now and tell them to support this critical bill and save the bees.

Without immediate action to save bees, many of our favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts could vanish from our shelves. Avocados, almonds, apples...the list goes on. A world without bees.

A win for the bees here in the US is possible, but only if we keep the pressure up on Congress to do the right thing.

Thanks,

Mark Floegel
Greenpeace Senior Investigator and Beekeeper

P.S. America’s bees are being poisoned. There’s a bill in Congress that would help save them. Write your representative today and tell them to support the Save America’s Pollinators Act today! Then forward this message to your friend and family.

Sign the petition to save the bees!
Just a heads up, i would like someone to take a look at this, unless you've done that already :P in which case, please send me a link or something.
This is kind of important, if the bees die, we all die........
« Last Edit: August 06, 2013, 02:19:08 PM by PlaysWithMachines »

 


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