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Bee Killing Neonics (cont'd)

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by KTdid, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Bees are dying – with potentially devastating impacts on our food system. And bee-killing neonic pesticides are largely to blame.

    These pesticides aren’t just killing bees. A new study just confirmed the widespread presence of neonicotinoids in the Great Lakes and its tributaries. The study suggests fish, birds, and entire ecosystems might be at risk.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has the power to eliminate these pesticides. Now, it’s accepting public input on its assessment of four bee-killing neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran).

    We need you to tell the EPA to take action on these pesticides NOW!Tell the EPA to ban the use of bee-killing pesticides!

    The science is clear that these pesticides are toxic and harming our ecosystems. In December, the EPA even published assessments confirming that neonicotinoids can kill and harm birds and pose danger to aquatic species.

    Yet despite its own clear evidence that these pesticides are harming our environment and ecosystems that are critical to food production, the EPA announced that it is considering expanding the use of one extremely toxic bee-killing neonicotinoid so that it can be sprayed on more than 165 million acres of farmland in the U.S.

    Tell the EPA: listen to the evidence and protect our ecosystems NOW by banning dangerous pesticides!

    We know that Bayer and Syngenta are doing everything possible to keep their pesticides on the market. They’re aiming to discredit the latest science and stop EPA from taking action. After all, they have tens of millions of dollars in profits at stake.

    We need to ramp up the pressure on the agency and demand that it follow the science and not the direction of the pesticide industry. But we can’t do this without you.

    Tell the EPA it needs to do its job and protect bees and our food system from bee-killing pesticides NOW.

    https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/actions/5250/tell-epa-to-ban-neonics-now
     

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