Pollinator Protection Campaign
We have developed an extremely strong bond with the honey bee. They are often called a farmers best friend. In fact, they pollinate one out of every three bites of food you eat! (Check out our infographic for other facts about honey bees.)
But they are in decline. There is a very strong correlation between the decline of the honey bee and the use of systemic insecticides such as neonicotinoids, now the most widely used insecticide in the United States. Farmers, Beekeepers, and concerned citizens have sounded an alarm on behalf of the honey bee.
With the declining honey bee population hard to ignore, on June 20th, 2014 President Obama signed a memorandum creating a federal strategy to promote the health of the honey bee and other pollinators.
But this is just the beginning. The inter-agency pollinator task force is accepting public comments until November 24th. The Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) has a petition that you can sign here.
Join us, leave your comments, speak up for pollinators and a sustainable food system!
Did You Know...
The plight of the pollinators is an ever-growing concern for people all across the world. The body of research that links the use of systemic pesticides and pollinator decline is becoming more alarming by the day.
Pesticide companies are pushing back with their own research. Many of these companies are located right here in North Carolina and continue to put profits over people as they endanger access to clean food and the entire food system.
Read Toxic Free NCís Pollinator Fact sheet to find out more about pollinators and their decline. Sign up for action alerts to stay informed about what you can do to fight back against companies that are endangering North Carolinians. (SOURCES)
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