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Have you ever considered what your supermarket aisles would look like without the help of bees?

A new campaign, Save-bees.org, wants you to know that they’re more important than you may even know.

According to the campaign site, “Honey bees, native bees and other pollinators are responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat. Bees pollinate 71 of the 100 crops that make up 90% of the world’s food supply. Many fruits and vegetables, including apples, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and broccoli, as well as almonds and coffee, rely on bees. These beneficial insects are critical in maintaining our diverse food supply.”

Now that’s a whole lot of impact, Green Monsters. But, the bad news?

“Honey bee populations have been in alarming decline since 2006,” Save-bees.org states. “Widespread use of a new class of toxic pesticides, neonicotinoids, is a significant contributing factor. In addition to killing bees outright, research has shown that even low levels of these dangerous pesticides impair bees’ ability to learn, to find their way back to the hive, to collect food, to produce new queens, and to mount an effective immune response.”

With this in mind, 15 countries are now restricting use of several of the deadliest chemicals for two years. But the U.S.’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that it cannot make a decision on restricting these pesticides in the U.S. until at least 2018 – five years from now!

As Save-bees.org explains, “Bees can’t wait five more years.”

So, in order to save bees (and your food supply), what can we do now? First of all, you can sign this petition and call or write to your legislators urging them to become co-sponsors of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act (H.R. 2692) and support the effort to move the ban of deadly pesticides killing our bees along as quickly as possible. You can also pass this article along to friends to urge them to do the same.

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11 comments on “Save the Bees, Please! New Campaign Buzzing to Help Keep Bees Alive”

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Naicker
7 Months Ago

What the problems of bees dying and what are the solutions.


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Linda Dale
3 Years Ago

I'd like to see what my Whole Foods would look like if they removed all the processed foods and animal products.


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Ana Marija Cumming
3 Years Ago

people for greed destroy animals insekts,and all so on and on


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Pamela Dominey
3 Years Ago

This is very worrisome. Something needs to be done before it is too late.


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ai lin
3 Years Ago

. ARE THEY KILLING ALL THE BEES SO THAT ALL OF US ARE FORCED TO CONSUME MEAT ??? .


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Tony Davila
3 Years Ago

you better believe it bees are wonderful help


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Angelika Altum
3 Years Ago

stop using pesticides!


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Lulu Cares
3 Years Ago

what an awesome video!! Save those bees.


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Renee Ugrin
3 Years Ago

most grocery stores get their produce from huge monocultured farms, which use chemicals which harm the beneficial insects, look for produce from local sources, farmer's markets and markets who buy from local organic farms, we will all be better off if this food distribution across countless miles stops.


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Daniel Stackhouse
3 Years Ago

Down with monocultures! Down with exploitation! Up with the veg!!


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