Tell Governor Hochul to restrict the use of toxic neonics by signing the first-of-its-kind Birds and Bees Protection Act (A7640/S1856A) into law TODAY.
Neonics are widely-used pesticides with widespread consequences:
- They are a leading cause of mass losses of pollinators (like bees) we depend on for food…1
- And the lack of pollinators has already caused an estimated 3-5% drop in the world’s production of fruit, vegetables, and nuts.2
- Not to mention, neonics spread easily in the ecosystem, exposing more than 50% of the U.S. population to neonics on any given day through their drinking water, food, soil, and more.3
- Which is bad because neonics are linked to birth defects of the heart and brain, autism-like symptoms, memory loss, finger tremors, and more.4
The bottom line is that neonics are dangerous. That’s why we’ve joined forces with our local partners to urge Governor Hochul to sign the Birds and Bees Protection Act – which will make New York the leading state prohibiting harmful and needless neonic uses that have devastating consequences for New York’s ecosystems and public health.