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USA: Save the bees

To all members of the US Congress:

We call on you to immediately support the Save America's Pollinators Act. Bees are dying off in the millions, and we rely on them for 1/3rd of all our food. If you act urgently with precaution now to protect them from bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides, we could save bees from extinction.

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Quietly, across the USA, millions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But a new bill to suspend one group of deadly pesticides could save them from annihilation... if the sting of public opinion is felt by Congress.

Bees are facing a chemical Armageddon -- just last week, 50,000 died in a single car park in Oregon after being exposed to pesticides, and last winter over 50% of all California’s bees died. Leading scientists blame one group of pesticides called neonicotinoids. The evidence is so compelling that the entire European Union has begun banning them, and a new bill -- the Save America's Pollinators Act -- has just been introduced here in the US and could impose a ban on these deadly poisons.

Now it's up to us to make it happen and save America's bees. Big Agriculture and powerful chemical companies like Bayer are lobbying hard to stop the bill, but if we show an overwhelming public support for a ban, we can counter their influence over our politicians. Sign the petition on the right and tell everyone -- when we reach 250,000 signers, we'll take Bernie, Avaaz' giant inflatable bee, to Capitol Hill to tell Congress to protect bees not polluter profits.
Posted: 16 July 2013

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