From the Center for Biological Diversity:
Did you know that bees pollinate 1 out of every 3 bites of food that we eat? We clearly owe a lot to our pollinator friends, and now they urgently need our help.
Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency just approved an enormous expansion of the use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor, which the agency itself considers “very highly toxic” to bees. Not only will this put thousands of bee species in harm’s way, but it also means the pesticide could end up on a wide range of favorite crops like cherries, strawberries, peaches, and citrus.
The Center for Biological Diversity and allies sued Trump’s EPA last week over its decision to expand the use of sulfoxaflor. While that case plays out in court, the EPA is moving on to the final step in its disastrous approval process: the setting of pesticide-residue levels allowed on our food.
Act now to tell the EPA that no amount of sulfoxaflor should be allowed on the food we eat. Instead, the agency must protect our already-imperiled pollinators by banning sulfoxaflor and other neonicotinoid pesticides.