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Save the Bees - Sign the Petition!

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Dear friends, Bees are dying off worldwide and our entire food chain is in peril . Scientists blame toxic pesticides and four European governments have already banned them. If we get the US and the EU to join the ban , other governments across the world could follow, and save bees from extinction . Sign the petition and forward this urgent appeal : Silently, billions of bees are dying off and our entire food chain is in danger . Bees don't just make honey, they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating 90% of the plants we grow. Multiple scientific studies fault one group of toxic pesticides for their rapid demise, and bee populations have soared in four European countries that have banned these products. But powerful chemical companies are lobbying hard to keep selling this poison. Our best chance to save bees now is to push the US and EU to ban this deadly product -- their action is critical and will have a ripple effect on the rest of

The US House of Representatives v. the Environmental Protection Agency, Round One

— By Kate Sheppard MotherJones - Jan. 6, 2011 That didn't take long. On the first…