Tell Home Depot and Lowe's to Stop Carrying Roundup Herbicide and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

To: Home Depot and Lowe's

Tell Home Depot and Lowe's to Stop Carrying Roundup Herbicide and Neonicotinoid Pesticides
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Bees are the pollinator of a large percentage of crops, and their decline represents a serious threat to agriculture. The EPA reports that "pesticide poisoning" is a likely cause of bee colony collapse as pesticides and herbicides like Roundup, as well as others known as systemic neonicotinoid insecticides, weaken the bees' immune system.

Refuse to sell herbicides like Roundup as well as systemic neonicotinoid insecticides which threaten the lives of the bee colonies critical to agriculture and food production.

Why is this important?

Both honey bees and wild bumble bees are seriously harmed by exposure to herbicides like Roundup and the newer systemic neonicotinoid pesticides, even by tiny doses not sufficient to kill them outright. In fact, bee colonies started disappearing in greater numbers in the U.S. shortly after the EPA allowed these new insecticides on the market.

One of the top theories of bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) is that it's being caused by genetically engineered crops, either as a result of the crops themselves or the pesticides and herbicides applied on them, such as Roundup. And today, Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is one of the most widely used herbicides on the market, sold in Home Depot and Lowe's as well as other stores across the country. Neonicotinoids are a newer pesticide that has become suspect in the demise of bee colonies around the globe.

The continued sale of Roundup as well as systemic neonicotinoid insecticides not only threatens the lives of bees, but our entire system of agriculture. Without bees to pollinate our food crops, there will be no food and without food we cannot survive.

Please add your name to this petition and ask Home Depot and Lowe's to pull systemic neonicotinoid insecticides, and herbicides like Roundup, from their shelves immediately

***UPDATE***
BREAKING!

"Under pressure from Congress and the honey industry, the EPA is ordering an immediate reduction in the use of widely used pesticides, an admission that bug killers approved by the agency are partly responsible for the disappearance of honey bees."
http://washingtonexaminer.com/endangered-epa-finally-comes-to-defense-of-honey-bees/article/2534480


HUGE NEWS! House Legislation Proposed To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides
http://ecowatch.com/2013/legislation-proposed-ban-bee-killing-pesticides/

ALERT! CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES!
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

CONTACT HOME DEPOT AND LOWES:

http://ecorporateoffices.com/TheHomeDepot-2739

http://ecorporateoffices.com/Lowes-872

http://ecorporateoffices.com/TheHomeDepot-2739

ARTICLES:

Monsanto, the original creator and patent-holder of glyphosate, and of the most famous glyphosate formulation Roundup, has funded research denying the emerging glyphosate-cancer link, but the latest (and only known) long-term feeding study from an industry independent research group out of France indicates that the transgenic material within Roundup-Ready Monsanto corn, as well as Roundup itself, are highly carcinogenic, and should be banned to protect the millions who are already consuming it on
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/research-roundup-herbicide-toxicity-vastly-underestimated

You can thank the Apis mellifera, better known as the Western honeybee, for 1 in every 3 mouthfuls you'll eat today. Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html#ixzz2bdGm3ewI

A product called Bayer 2-1 Systemic Rose and Flower Care, and others like them, use neonicotinoids which are poisonous to bees.
Please read: http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/bee-killing-pesticides-not-just-corn-fields

http://worldtruth.tv/beekeepers-sue-epa-over-failing-to-stop-harmful-pesticides/

The link between pesticides and bee deaths cannot be argued. It has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals that show how widely used pesticides have a very damaging effect on bees. A new paper published in the journal Nature shows how bees are twice as likely to die when exposed to pesticides; two-thirds of the bees are lost when exposed compared to a third when not exposed. The exposed bees are also half as successful in gathering food. The exotoxicology tests only looked at honey bees, and failed to include bumblebees. Bumblebees are just as important in providing the required pollination to create much of the food we consume.
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/06/13/largest-honeybee-loss-ever-recorded-in-the-united-kingdom/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/13/monsanto-guilty-paul-francois_n_1274326.html

Ingram believes the destruction of his bees and hives is more likely to be related to his research into the effect of Roundup on honey bees. He claims some 250 of his colonies have been killed off over the years by Monsanto's broad-spectrum herbicide, used in large quantities on both conventional- and genetically engineered crops. Ingram's research shows that Roundup can lead to what's called chilled brood, which is an entirely different scenario.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/05/monsanto-roundup-effects-on-honeybees.aspx

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/TheCaseAgainstRoundUp1.pdf

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/new-pesticides-linked-to-bee-population-collapse-7601198.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/us-honeybee-population-is-collapsing-2013-3

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50144535n

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Reasons for signing

  • William P. 2014-11-22 20:14:25 -0800
    Please read "the trouble sy neonicinoids" published in Science Vol 346 issue 6211, Nov, 2014. The evidence is clear, and as a biochemistry professor, people must be made aware of this serious danger. Dr. W. Potter, University of Tulsa Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Cecile G. 2014-09-26 20:43:10 -0700
    For the love of nature and for our serious dependence upon it!
  • Marcos A. 2014-08-25 15:17:45 -0700
    This stuff is killing our bees!

Updates

over 1 year ago

BREAKING NEWS!

"Under pressure from Congress and the honey industry, the EPA is ordering an immediate reduction in the use of widely used pesticides, an admission that bug killers approved by the agency are partly responsible for the disappearance of honey bees."

http://washingtonexaminer.com/endangered-epa-finally-comes-to-defense-of-honey-bees/article/2534480

over 1 year ago

5,000 signatures reached

over 1 year ago

HUGE NEWS! House Legislation Proposed To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides
http://ecowatch.com/2013/legislation-proposed-ban-bee-killing-pesticides/

ALERT! CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES!
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

over 1 year ago

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=468579309901806&set=a.312740288819043.71689.166518186774588&type=1&ref=nf

over 1 year ago

Great news! Oregon to ban pesticides after latest bee die off! It's starting!

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/2013/06/big-news-for-bees-oregon-to-ban.html

over 1 year ago

Thank you all for signing and sharing! We are gaining momentum. Please consider sharing regularly so that it is always on people's minds.

A friend had an excellent idea, and perhaps you will feel inclined to participate. She suggested we make simple signs to take to these stores and quietly place them on the displays to help educate those who don't know. A simple message will do. Take some tape and leave it for those who will see it before it is taken down. If this happens often and from different people in different cities, perhaps the corporate office will take notice. Thoughts?