15 thoughts on “Neonicotinoids kill bees, don’t help crop yields

  1. Bees are facing many challenges, including habitat loss, pathogens, and pesticide exposure.

    A mounting body of scientific evidence points to one class of systemic insecticides – neonicotinoids – as a key factor in bee declines.

    Please join Earthjustice in urging President Obama to suspend the use of toxic bee-killing pesticides now.

    Thanks for all you do!

    Bob Fertik


    TAKE ACTION! Save Bees from Highly Toxic Pesticides


    Millions of Americans are demanding action to save the bees.

    Join the movement telling the president to suspend the use of toxic bee-killing pesticides now!

    Dear Reader,

    Bee populations are plummeting! And scientists are pointing to toxic bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids as a cause.

    Earthjustice is fighting in court and partnering with other groups to demand action now to save bees, but we need your help.

    Join us and 4 million Americans to tell President Obama to suspend the use of toxic bee-killing pesticides now!

    These pesticides make the whole plant poisonous to insects, including the nectar and pollen, which bees eat. At miniscule doses the pesticides can kill bees outright, but even at doses that may not kill immediately, they impair bees’ ability to breed, forage, fight disease, and survive the winter.

    Nearly one-third of our crops—including many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds—depend on bees for pollination.

    We cannot delay action any longer.

    Take action today and help us ensure that these pesticides do not become the final straw for bees.

    Thank you for all that you do,

    Greg Loarie

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