Systemic pesticides threaten to bring global agriculture to a standstill. Bees, the planet’s No. 1 insect pollinators, are dying at an alarming rate. In parts of China, farmers are already forced to pollinate by hand.
Activists, concerned citizens, and beekeepers, including Congressman Dennis Kucinich and CCD Posterboy David Hackenberg, huddled outside of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protest systemic pesticides that continue to slowly kill honeybees and humans.
A breakthrough investigation reveals how the EPA let thousands of pesticides flood the market without rigorous testing.
The battle for the bees is headed to court. Beekeepers and activist groups filed a federal lawsuit last week against the EPA.