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Insecticides are killing off bees

Where are all the flowers?

You might be asking yourself why a major drop in the U.S. bee population matters, but it matters a great deal.

Insecticides are killing off bees and other pollinators that our agriculture industry relies on to ensure a sustainable food supply. The fewer bees, the fewer crops.

I've worked with House colleagues to draft a bill banning the use of bee-killing insecticides. Our bill also requires the EPA to investigate pesticides to make sure they don't impact pollinator populations.

Chip in so we can hit our goal for May and keep the movement going.

Using bees for pollination ensures that our food supply is genetically diverse so we're less likely to face dramatic food shortages in the future. Insect pollination is estimated to contribute $18 to $27 billion worth of economic impact to America's agriculture industry. That's real money.

Folks outside of Washington have been calling for action for years. It's time for Washington to listen. We need to make sure we don't threaten America's food supply for generations to come.

Chip in so we can hit our goal for May.

Jim

Posted on May 30, 2018.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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