Tell New York lawmakers to restrict the use of toxic neonics by passing the Birds and Bees Protection Act (A3226/S1856) before the legislative session ends!
Neonics are widely-used pesticides with widespread consequences:
- They are a leading cause of death for the pollinators (like honeybees) we depend on for food…
- And the lack of pollinators has already caused an estimated 3-5% drop in the world’s production of fruit, vegetables, and nuts.
- Not to mention, neonics spread easily in the ecosystem, contaminating drinking water and exposing 50% of the U.S. population to neonics on any given day…
- Which is bad because neonics are linked to birth defects of the heart and brain, memory loss, finger tremors, and more.
The Birds and Bees Protection Act prohibits 80-90% of toxic neonics polluting New York’s environment every year by targeting specific uses identified by extensive Cornell University research as providing no economic benefits to users or are easily replaced with safer, effective alternatives — including neonic-coated corn and soybean seeds and lawn and garden uses.