Protect Bees by Restricting Use of Pesticides

Target: Michael Regan, Administrator – Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Restrict the use of harmful pesticides to protect bees and other pollinators.

Bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our food supply and ecosystem, but their populations have been declining in recent years. One of the leading causes of this decline is the use of harmful pesticides, which can have devastating effects on bees and other pollinators.

Pesticides such as neonicotinoids have been linked to decreased foraging, impaired learning and memory, and weakened immune systems in bees. They can also affect other pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as beneficial insects like ladybugs and lacewings that help control pest populations.

Furthermore, the loss of pollinators can have serious consequences for our food supply. One-third of all food produced worldwide depends on pollinators, and a decline in their populations could lead to lower crop yields, decreased biodiversity, and ultimately, food insecurity.

To address this issue, it is crucial that the Environmental Protection Agency takes action. This can include increasing transparency and public access to information about the risks of pesticides, implementing stricter regulations on the use of neonicotinoids and other harmful pesticides, and promoting alternative, safer methods of pest control.

Sign the below petition to urge Administrator Regan and the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to restrict the use of harmful pesticides and protect bees and other pollinators.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Administrator Regan,

I am writing to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to restrict the use of harmful pesticides that are contributing to the decline of bees and other pollinators. These essential species play a crucial role in our food supply and ecosystem, but their populations have been declining at an alarming rate due to the use of harmful pesticides such as neonicotinoids.

Research has linked the use of these pesticides to negative impacts on bee health, including decreased foraging, impaired learning and memory, and weakened immune systems. Other pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as beneficial insects like ladybugs and lacewings that help control pest populations, are also affected by these pesticides.

The loss of pollinators could have serious consequences for our food supply, as one-third of all food produced worldwide depends on pollinators. We urge the EPA to take action to protect bees and other pollinators by increasing transparency and public access to information about the risks of pesticides, implementing stricter regulations on the use of neonicotinoids and other harmful pesticides, and promoting alternative, safer methods of pest control.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Lukas


One Comment

  1. Better yet, stop trying to kill ALL LIFE off on the earth! Moreover, we shouldn’t even be using ANY chemical warfare agents at ALL. Restricting them doesn’t go far enough!

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