Bees and other pollinators are essential for two-thirds of the food crops we eat everyday, and they are great peril. Unprecedented, massive bee die-offs have occurred in recent years, and a growing body of research implicates a new class of pesticides called neonicitinoids.
Instead of getting these pesticides off the market and out of our food system, companies like Monsanto and Bayer have launched a tobacco-style campaign of trickery to fool the public, pressure legislators, and cast themselves as friends of the bees while making billions selling bee-killing pesticides. It's time to ban neonicitinoid pesticides as Europe has done — the bees can't wait five more years.
|June 2014||Does your home garden contain neonicotinoids? Probably, according to a new study|
|June 2014||Largest review of neonic science finds that systemic pesticides harm various species|
|May 2014||Harvard Study strengthens links between neonicotinoids and bee colony collapse|
|Dec 2013||European Food Safety Authority reports neonic pesticides may harm babies’ brains|
|Dec 2013||European Union officially bans some neonicitinoids due to protect bees|
New York Times Editorial: Risking Another Silent Spring
Time Magazine Cover Story: The Plight of the Honeybee
NBC Nightly News: Bee Deaths Linked to Pesticides
A Supermarket Without Bees
7 Ways the Pesticide Companies are Spinning the Bee Crisis
Lobby for the Save America’s Pollinators Act
Write your Congressional Reps, support the Save America's Pollinators Act to ban bee-killing pesticides.
Plant a bee-friendly garden - organic only!
Buy organic plants for your garden that haven't been doused with pesticides. 5 steps to a bee friendly garden.
Write to Lowe’s
Demand they stop selling bee-friendly plants that contain bee-killing pesticides. Take action here.