Saturday, August 16, 2014

President Obama, Protect Bees from Pesticides

Staff Writer, DB Holmes
Bees / Pesticides

President Obama recently announced a new federal task force to "promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators."

It’s encouraging that the White House is taking on this critical issue, recognizing the importance of bees for food, farming and our economy. But we need to ensure this new move results in real, long-lasting protections for pollinators — and we need your help to do it.

Sign the petition urging President Obama to ensure this task force results in meaningful protections for bees!

In the Presidential memo outlining this new strategy, the emphasis is on public education, additional research and habitat expansion. All important, to be sure. But there isn’t much clarity about how the task force will address one of the primary threats to bees and other pollinators: pesticide exposure.

Take action:

Change begins with you.

Source: PAN