Friday, September 27, 2013

Home Depot and Lowe’s: Stop Selling Bee-Killing Plants!

Petition Statement
     A growing body of science has implicated neonicotinoids (neonics), the world’s most widely used pesticide, as a key factor in recent global bee die-offs. Unfortunately, many of the “bee-friendly” seedlings and plants sold to unsuspecting consumers in your stores have been pre-treated with neonicotinoids at much higher doses than are used on farms, where levels of neonicotinoid use are already raising concerns among beekeepers and scientists.
     I find there to be an increasing number of petitions in the world and have wondered about their usefulness.  I believe they do work.  Politicians respond to two things.  Money from corporations and pressure from voters.  If the pressure is great enough and the politician does not respond accordingly they won't be reelected and subsequently won't receive corporate funding.  The pressure has to reach a level where it is reported on by mainstream media.  This is how Europeans got the EU to ban neonicotinoids.
     Please sign the petition here.  There are currently 44,000 signatures. 


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