Join with Avaaz to help save the bees
Bees are vanishing. These industrious creatures that bring us almost one out of every three bites of our food are collapsing in a rain of toxic pesticides. Billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. Massive public pressure has helped convince the European Union to ban poisonous pesticides, but we can’t stop there – these killers are used all over the world, and bees are in serious trouble.
- We need bees for the stability of our food supply. Bees are responsible for pollinating 70 out of the world’s top 100 food crops.
- The EU has already banned neonicotinoids because of their danger to bees. How can the US government justify the continued use of chemicals that governments and scientists around the world have found to play a major role in the colony collapse of our bees?
- In high doses neonicotinoids cause swift death by paralysis. But multiple peer-reviewed studies show that exposure to a low dose can harm bees’ critical navigation, memory and motor functions. The EPA must act wisely and suspend these dangerous chemicals entirely.
Bees don’t just make honey — they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating 75% of growing plants. The US government could take action to ban these bee-killing poisons, and along with Avaaz, we can help.
Sign the emergency petition now– let’s build a giant global buzz calling for the US to outlaw these killer chemicals, before the bees are extinct.
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How you can help
The US could move to ban the toxic pesticides that are killing them off but right now, chemical companies are furiously lobbying US authorities to stop action.
Submit a comment to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and help save the bees: