Save The Bees Now Petition
Unless we act swiftly, the mysterious killer that is wiping out many of the nation\'s honeybees could have a devastating effect on America\'s food supply. About one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80 percent of that pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. beekeepers in the past few months have lost one-quarter of their colonies _ or about five times the normal winter losses _ because of what scientists have dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder. The problem started in November and seems to have spread to 27 states, with similar collapses reported in Brazil, Canada and parts of Europe. We cannot hope for the best, we must launch a national effort to reverse the decimation of the bee population. The cause and the cure are within our reach if we will muster the political will to take action. This is more than an inconvenient truth. This is not a coming crisis. It has arrived and we must act as though all our lives depended upon it. They do. Please sign this petition calling on lawmakers to marshall a national plan to do what must be done to save the bees now.