A World Without Bees

Bee Pollinating Flower

A world without bees is unimaginable! Nearly one-third of U.S. crops – including many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds – depend on bees for pollination. But despite the vital role that bees play, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to approve pesticides that are linked to a bee die-off of historic proportions. This last year, one-third of our honeybee colonies died or disappeared. This massive die-off of these vital pollinators threatens to unravel agricultural production across the country. Yet the Environmental Protection Agency sided with Dow AgroSciences to approve a new pesticide, called sulfoxaflor, that is highly toxic to bees. And now the EPA is considering expanding the number of crops this pesticide can be sprayed on to include corn, alfalfa, oats, and several other significant and widely grown crops.

Honey Bees



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