Monday, January 28, 2013

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees!

Dear Friend,

A blockbuster study released last week by the European Food Safety
Authority (EFSA), has for the first time labeled the pesticide
clothianidin as an "unacceptable" danger to bees.

Scientists have long thought that clothianidin is at least partially to
blame for the alarming rate that bees have been dying off in the U.S. -
nearly 30% of our bee population, per year, has been lost to so-called
colony collapse since 2006.

But the EPA has repeatedly ignored scientists' warnings and Americans'
urgings to ban its use, citing lack of evidence.

Now, the EFSA study could be a major breakthrough to convince the EPA to
take emergency action, and suspend the use of clothianidin to stop the
precipitous decline in global honeybee populations.

I just signed a petition urging the EPA to take action. add you name here
to speak out for the bees:

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