Tell the EPA to Immediately Suspend Clothianidin: The Pesticide That's Killing Bees

A study released by Europe’s leading food safety authority, EFSA, has labeled the pesticide clothianidin as an “unacceptable” danger to bees. Sign this petition to suspend the use of this dangerous pesticide.


| March 12, 2013



bee on yellow flower

 Clothianidin, which is used to treat seeds like corn and canola, expresses itself through the plants' pollen and nectar — the honeybee's favorite sources of food.


Photo By Fotolia/Oleksiy Llyashenko

Reposted with permission from CREDO action. 

Bees have been dying off in the U.S. at an alarming rate — nearly 30 percent of our bee population, per year, have been lost to so-called colony collapse since 2006.

Scientists have long thought that the pesticide clothianidin was at least partially to blame. But the EPA has repeatedly ignored scientists' warnings and Americans' urgings to ban its use, citing lack of evidence.

Now, a blockbuster study released  by Europe's leading food safety authority, EFSA, has for the first time labeled clothianidin as an "unacceptable" danger to bees.

The EFSA study could be a major breakthrough to convince the EPA to take emergency action, and suspend the use of clothianidin to stop the precipitous decline in global honeybee populations.

Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that's killing bees! Click here to automatically sign the petition. 

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9/23/2013 10:11:42 AM

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9/23/2013 8:20:49 AM

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