Tell the EPA: Take action on bee-killing pesticides!

Bees are dying at alarming rates worldwide – and because bees are responsible for roughly one in every three bites of food we eat, we’re all in trouble. That’s why we’re calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to act NOW to protect them.

A decade of research has made it clear that neonicotinoid pesticides are highly toxic to bees and are at least partially responsible for the pollinators dying in record numbers. Earlier this year, the EPA finally confirmed this troubling fact. The agency even concluded the benefits of one of the most common uses of neonic treatments, as a coating on soy and corn seed, are questionable for farmers.

Tell the EPA to require farmers to use these pesticides only when they can prove they need them. We cannot stand by and watch pollinators die as the EPA completes its final assessment. You may use this form to submit EWG's pre-written comments or write your own in the box provided.

As a supporter of EWG, I urge the Environmental Protection Agency to follow the lead of the state of Minnesota and require farmers to end all nonessential neonicotinoid use.

As the EPA concluded earlier this year, neonicotinoid pesticides are harmful to bee populations, and the benefits of one of its most common uses, as a coating on soy and corn seed, are questionable for farmers.

While the EPA concludes its final assessment to consider harms to other pollinators, I urge the agency to follow Minnesota’s lead in requiring farmers pledge they face an “imminent threat” before using the chemicals.