To save our food, we have to save the bees

Sierra Rise
Food & Water Watch

The bees are disappearing... and pesticides are to blame.

For years, agribusiness giants like Bayer and Monsanto have been pushing farmers to use harsher and harsher new pesticides. The overuse of pesticides causes a host of health and environmental problems... and there's evidence that a certain class of pesticides is responsible for the alarming decline in bee populations that threatens our food supply.

We rely on bees to pollinate many of our favorite foods, from apples to walnuts, cranberries to avocados. And there's a simple way to help: to save bees, stop using these pesticides!

Take action below and urge your Representative to protect the bees from dangerous pesticides.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

We need you to solve this problem for our state and for our country. Please support H.R. 2692, the "Saving America's Pollinators Act," introduced by Rep. Conyers and Rep. Blumenauer. This bill would protect bees by requiring the EPA to suspend the use of four of the pesticides belonging to the neonicotinoids class until their safety can be determined. It would also charge the EPA with monitoring bee health.

We depend on bees to pollinate many of our crops, and it's time to stop using chemicals that put them -- and our food -- at risk.

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