Ban Pesticides Killing Honeybees

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

A pesticide approved by the Environmental Protection Agency may be contributing to Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified clothianidin as "highly toxic" to individual honeybees, though reports are conflicting as to whether it contributes to Colony Collapse Disorder. Clothianidin is marketed as "Poncho" by Bayer Crop Science. The chemical was approved for U.S. use in 2003 and German use in 2004.

Some European reports have concluded that a bestselling Bayer pesticide is responsible for honeybee deaths. In response, the German government has banned an entire family of pesticides, fueling accusations that pesticides may be responsible for the current worldwide epidemic of honeybee die-offs.

Two million honeybee colonies have been lost in the United States in recent years, with massive dieoffs also reported across Europe and in Taiwan, where 10 million bees recently disappeared over the course of only two weeks.

Around the world, honeybee stocks are in decline, which scientists have warned could have devastating impacts on global food supplies. A total of 80 percent of world food crops are primarily or exclusively pollinated by honeybees, amounting to 130 crops and $15 billion worth of food each year in the United States alone.

There is new evidence that the pesticide may be responsible and we want the Environmental Protection Acency to BAN its use in the United States.

Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
USEPA Headquarters
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.
Mail Code: 1101A
Washington, DC 20460

Fax 202-501-1450
Email
jackson.lisap@epa.gov

A pesticide approved by the Environmental Protection Agency may be contributing to Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).


READ MORE- Bayer Pesticide Chemicals Linked to Devastating Collapse of Honeybee Populations  http://www.manataka.org/page1397.html


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified clothianidin as "highly toxic" to honeybees. Clothianidin is marketed as "Poncho" by Bayer Crop Science. The chemical was approved for U.S. use in 2003 and German use in 2004.


Some researchers have concluded that a bestselling Bayer pesticide is responsible for the recent massive die-off of honeybees across the country. In response, the German government has banned an entire family of pesticides, fueling accusations that pesticides may be responsible for the current worldwide epidemic of honeybee die-offs.


Two million honeybee colonies have been lost in the United States in recent years, with massive dieoffs also reported across Europe and in Taiwan, where 10 million bees recently disappeared over the course of only two weeks.


Around the world, honeybee stocks are in decline, which scientists have warned could have devastating impacts on global food supplies. A total of 80 percent of world food crops are primarily or exclusively pollinated by honeybees, amounting to 130 crops and $15 billion worth of food each year in the United States alone.


There is new evidence that the pesticide may be responsible and we want the Environmental Protection Acency to BAN its use in the United States.

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