A growing body of science has implicated neonicotinoids as a key factor in the recent disappearance of bees around the world.
This class of pesticides is banned in Europe -- and yet these chemicals continue to show up all over the United States, on crops and on "pretreated" plants sold in stores to unknowing consumers.
Once applied, neonicotinoids work their way through plants' tissues -- making the entire plant toxic, including the pollen and nectar. The harm to pollinators is devastating: If the chemicals don't kill them, they can impair the animals' ability to learn, remember, forage, navigate and fight off disease.
The fact that other countries have successfully banned neonics means we can too.
February 10, 2015 Action Alert ID# 179
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