Please Help Save America's Pollinators (H.R. 2692)Submitted by beeman on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:09
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.”