Pollinators Are in Peril, But You Can Help
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Pollinators Are in Peril, But You Can Help


Pollinators like bees are responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of the food you eat. But widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides is threatening them nationwide.

Can you take action to protect them?

Representative Blumenauer (D-Ore.) has introduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act, which would require the EPA to temporarily suspend the sale of neonics, prohibit new approvals of this dangerous class of pesticides, and monitor the health and population status of native bees.

Neonics are used to coat seeds planted on more than 150 million acres in the United States and directly sprayed onto pretreated plants sold at garden retailers. Thousands of studies show they're highly toxic to pollinators.

Using the form on this page, urge your representative to support the Saving America's Pollinators Act and ask your senator to introduce a companion bill in the Senate.

Please take action by Dec. 29, 2017.

Photo of honeybee by Matt Cornock/Flickr.

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