Neonics are responsible for killing the bees and other pollinators we depend on for a robust food supply and are linked to serious health concerns in the developing human brain and heart — and for the most part, they don’t even benefit the people who use them.
Chemical companies and other special interest groups don’t want you or your lawmakers to know this. But we can’t let them keep us in the dark or stop us from speaking out — the stakes for our health and our food supply are too high.
Neonics are responsible for killing the bees and other pollinators we depend on for a robust food supply. These neurotoxic pesticides are found in the water we drink, the food we eat, and inside our bodies.
Despite the widespread damage caused by neonics, chemical companies and other special interest groups are fighting attempts to curb the use of these harmful chemicals.
Here are the facts they don’t want you or your lawmakers to know:
• Neonic exposure is linked to neurological damage and malformations of the developing human heart and brain — and half of the U.S. population is exposed to neonics on any given day.
• A recent study showed that roughly 30% of Long Island groundwater samples contain neonics.
• A report from Cornell revealed that neonic-treated corn, soybean, and wheat seeds don’t benefit farmers economically. But just one neonic-treated corn seed can kill about 250,000 bees, which are critical to maintaining a robust food supply.
We can’t let chemical companies and their allies keep us in the dark or stop us from speaking out — the stakes for our health and our ecosystems are too high.
New York Senate and General Assembly
Stop the needless use of toxic neonic pesticides in New York