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Please Help Save America's Pollinators (H.R. 2692)

There is a bill in congress right now that would suspended neonicotinoid pesticides until more research can be done. Congressman John Connors wrote the bill.

I am urging everyone please write, email, call your congressman to show support for this bill. hear is a link to make it easy to send an email: http://action.panna.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_...

American beekeepers need help right now, its too late for me, as most of my bees are dead. Beekeepers are struggling and many are ready to give up, pleas help now!!

The EPA knows these pesticides are dangerous, here is proof: http://www.panna.org/sites/default/files/Memo_Nov2010_Clothi...
This is over 100 page internal memo from the scientist in the EPA urging not to release this crap because it would kill the honey bees, all aquatic life, small birds, and non-target insects.

If this isn't enogh for you to act, then please be aware this is also causing brain damage in small children:
Effect on Human Brain?

But most alarming of all is the evidence that exposure to neonicotinides hahs horrific possible effects on humans as well as on birds and bees.

Professor Henk Tennekes describes the effects:

“Today the major illnesses confronting children in the United States include a number of psychosocial and behavioral conditions. Neurodevelopmental disorders, including learning disabilities, dyslexia, mental retardation, attention deficit disorder, and autism – occurrence is more prevalent than previously thought, affecting 5 percent to 10 percent of the 4 million children born in the United States annually. Beyond childhood, incidence rates of chronic neurodegenerative diseases of adult life such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia have increased markedly. These trends raise the possibility that exposures in early life act as triggers of later illness, perhaps by reducing the numbers of cells in essential regions of the brain to below the level needed to maintain function in the face of advancing age. Prenatal and childhood exposures to pesticides have emerged as a significant risk factor explaining impacts on brain structure and health that can increase the risk of neurological disease later in life.”

read more: http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/07/02/death-of-the-birds-a...

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Anyone remember the fallout from the ban of DDT

Keep in mind you're making a product meant to discriminately kill 100's of organisms we can modify the genes in the bees to make them resistant. So in other words you want a bullet that just won't kill .01% of your general targets. That is going to be hard to meet that kind of expectation. And I agree this is serious.

Man looking back were they dumb for doing that. They are actually as of last year using it again in Africa. Also we aren't in politics to pass laws, only repeal them.

Do you know what they'll replace this with ?

With just one google.

http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/highlights.h...

The EPA claims they already know this.

What companies produce this product

A very serious threat to our food supply

Neonicotinoids kills America's pollinators!

Does anyone care?

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

Conyers of MI bill should be supported, imo

And as citizens we should also vote with our consumer dollar...do not buy these pesticides and do not purchase from vendors/suppliers who use them. Good luck this year Beeman. Apparently the author of John Conyers of MI, not John Connors.

I am going to need a lot more than luck

I used to run 300 hives today I have 2 left, I decided to do 3 way splits on the 2 I hive left which would give me 6. I will then put them back into 3 and run them as two queen colonies until August 1st. This should give me a minimum of 100 lbs of honey each. Two Queen colonies are the only way you can produce any amount of honey in SW Minnesota, the honey flows happen so fast.

The real kicker is when you live in the land of mass GMO farming you never know if your bees will be alive tomorrow. I had bee hives die out with over a 100 lbs of honey on them, I never seen this in my life time. I had bees all the way back to the 70's.

I see real trouble coming if this stuff doesn't get banned. It has a half life of 3 years, so there is quite a build up in the soil before half of the first years pesticides disipate.

Thanks for bumping the post with a comment.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed