Ban Bee killing Neonics – Our Food Supply Depends on It.

We delivered 164,000 comments from bee lovers like you directly to the EPA’s front door.

Watch us try to save one out of every four bites of food on our plate in this short video and help our fight to save the bees by sharing the video.

 

We delivered your demands to ban bee-killing neonics straight to the EPA’s doors.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked for public input on four of the most widely used neonics in the world, and our partners at Friends of the Earth, Center for Biological Diversity, Environment America, and Earthjustice delivered 164,000 comments from bee lovers like you.

This was a historic opportunity to show the EPA that we’re paying attention about the massive die-off of our pollinators. We had to show that we won’t let corporations like Bayer put profit before our ecosystem, our bees, and our food supply. That message came through loud and clear, thanks to members like you.

See us in action to save the bees from giant agribusiness corporations who don’t care if they destroy our food supply. And share the video with your friends to get the word out.

Click here to watch the video and to share it with your friends

The EPA first allowed neonic clothianidin on the market in 2003 under “conditional registration” — which means the agency green-lit this pesticide without knowing all the facts about its potential harms.

Now the data is in — and it’s undisputable: imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinotefuran harm and kill bees. And due, in part, to the use of these neonics, 2008 to 2013 saw a massive 23 percent decline in bee populations. Anyone who values our food supply more than corporate profit had no choice but to take action. Unfortunately, countless Americans still don’t know the full scope of the problem.That’s why we need your help in spreading the word.

Will you watch and share this short video with your friends and family on facebook to let them know you’re part of the vital fight to save the bees and they should be too?

We have already taken huge steps toward saving the bees in the US. In May, Walmart and True Value Hardware announced that they are prepared to stop selling bee-killing neonics. And earlier this summer, we delivered over 110,000 SumOfUs member signatures at Kroger’s annual shareholder meeting, asking it to join Walmart and Home Depot and stop selling neonics too.

You can help this incredible work to save the bees continue by chipping in for a monthly donation.

Thanks for all that you do,

Angus, Reem, and the team at SumOfUs 

 


More information:

Ag groups rallying around Clovis, Politico, July 24, 2017
Last Chance to Comment on Pesticides and Bee Health, Public News Service, July 24, 2017
Food Safety and Environmental Organizations Call on EPA to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides, CommonDreams, July 21, 2017


 

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