New York's Pollinators Need YOU!

New York's Pollinators Need YOU!

Almost a third of the food we eat every day relies on pollinators, mostly bees, but also birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, moths, and flies. Bees and other pollinators are vital to stable and plentiful food supplies, a healthy environment, and a strong economy.

But populations of New York State honeybees and other pollinators are crashing at an alarming rate. That's why we need the Birds & Bees Protection Act.  

S699B/A7429 enacts a ban in New York on coating wheat, corn, and soy seeds with neonicotinoid insecticides and other limits on neonic use at homes and turfs, such as golf courses.

 

Almost a third of the food we eat every day relies on pollinators, mostly bees, but also birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, moths, and flies. Bees and other pollinators are vital to stable and plentiful food supplies, a healthy environment, and a strong economy.

But populations of New York State honeybees and other pollinators are crashing at an alarming rate. That's why we need the Birds & Bees Protection Act.  

S699B/A7429 enacts a ban in New York on coating wheat, corn, and soy seeds with neonicotinoid insecticides and other limits on neonic use at homes and turfs, such as golf courses.

 

Support the Birds and Bees Protection Act!

New Yorkers rely on bees and other pollinators to support the food we eat: berries (breakfast!), pumpkins (Halloween!), apples (pie!), cabbage, almonds, grapes (wine!), honey and more. New York State estimates that $1.2 BILLION of our crops are pollinator-dependent!

You can make a real difference for bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators by emailing your legislator. Your simple action will encourage New York State's Legislature to support the Birds and Bees Protection Act.

 

 

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