Thousands of Americans and Samuel L. Jackson have a soft spot for bees

by Cassady Craighill

July 2, 2013

Honeybee Working to protect the environment is an uphill voyage. Victories to celebrate along the way definitely perk up the journey, and we've got a big one to share with you. Buzzworthy even. In case you haven't heard, bees are in trouble. Pollinators like bees provide one in every three bites of food we eat, according to recent studies.In the past winter alone, 31 percent of hives collapsed in the US. Scientists have linked the sudden decline in bee populations to a powerful class of pesticides called neonics. These pesticides are found on the majority of US food crops including corn, soy, fruits, vegetables and wine grapes. So Greenpeace launched a petition June 18th to the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend the use of these pesticides. Yesterday the 100,000th person signed onto the petition to save honeybees. Included in that number is actor Samuel L. Jackson who tweeted our petition to his nearly 2.6 million followers. SamuelLJackson Thanks @SamuelLJackson for spreading the good words on what we must do to save our important bee populations.

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Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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