Thursday, April 7, 2011

Have scientist finally solved mystery of the Bee Colony Collapse?

Ever notice how everything in nature fits together?  Something as small as a honeybee is vital to growing the food we need to survive.
Here's the scary part, Bees have been dying off all over the world, especially in western countries, which could put 90% of US crops in peril.
There have been multiple scientific studies that have suggested that one group of agricultural toxins – neonicotinoid pesticides as a major contributor to their rapid demise. 
It is important to note that in the four European countries that have already banned these products, Bee populations have recovered!  
So why is Bayer still selling this deadly poison here in the United states?  The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized, in a leaked document, the Bayer’s Highly toxic product is a major risk concern to not targeted insects, like Honeybees.
Back in 2009, Italy put in place a ban to stop farmers from using neonicotinoid. After Italy no longer permitted this pesticide, the next sowing of corn resulted in no new cases of widespread bee mortality in apiaries around the crops sown. A first since 1999!
So now Italy, France, Slovenia and Germany have all banned neonicotinoid pesticides, and all have had noticeable positive results. 
This is your call to action, we need to Call, Email and Write to our representatives, here in the US and around the world to put a halt to the use of this dangerous product.  
Unfortunately, we will be fighting a powerful chemical lobby to get this ban in place.  We need to act to protect our country’s food supply.
There is an organization that has started a petition to help implement this, please go and add your voice to the petition.
All the best,
Lou & Debbie.

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