Sunday, October 12, 2014

TELL CONGRESS TO SAVE OUR NUMBER ONE FOOD SECURITY GUARD -- THE HONEYBEE!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Our nation’s number one food security guards, honeybees, are dying by the thousands. In recent years, nearly one third of commercial bee colonies in the U.S. have died during the winter months. In Oregon last summer roughly 50,000 bumblebees dropped dead due to exposure to a pesticide sprayed on trees for purely aesthetic purposes. The situation is so bad that people are dubbing it the "Bee-pocalypse"

One third of the food produced in North America, including nearly 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables like apples, pumpkins, cranberries, and avocados, rely on honeybees for pollination -- we can’t afford to lose them. Luckily, Congress can do something about it -- pass a bill (H.R. 2692) to protect our honeybees by temporarily banning certain pesticides. But they will only do it if we speak out now.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

 

Sign the petition HERE to call on your representative to save our honeybees!

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