Is this bee dreaming of a pesticide free future? Erin Udal, from the Environmental Youth Alliance, imagines a day when one child can say to another: "Did you know people used to put poison on their food? Isn't that crazy?"
Neonics are synthetic pesticides that kill bees and pollute the environment as they build up in the soil. Bees consume nectar and pollen with these chemicals which act as neurotoxins with lethal and sublethal effects. Home Depot and Lowe's are selling bedding plants treated with neonics. Make sure you don't put them in your garden.
Neonics have been banned in France for 2 years without a loss in crop productivity. The David Suzuki Foundation has made it easy for you to sign the petition to ban neonics in Canada. Please sign it today.