Michelle Obama: Stand up for bees in the White House garden and beyond

First lady Michelle Obama has done something extraordinary: she’s not only brought an organic garden to the White House, she’s also brought hive of 70,000 bees to her family’s garden.

Like many backyard gardeners, the first lady is doing her part to create a habitat for bees, which are essential to one out of three bites of food we eat, and which are dying-off globally in record numbers. 

A growing body of science is pointing to the world’s most popular class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (or neonics), made by giant chemical companies Bayer and Syngenta, as the key factor in the global bee die-off crisis.

Mrs. Obama understands the importance of pesticide-free organic gardening and the importance of healthy bees for the health of our food supply, our families and our planet, so we’re asking her to join us in standing up for bees. 

Ask Michelle to set an example for the nation by banning bee-killing pesticides from the White House gardens and urging the EPA and Congress to take swift action to protect bees and other pollinators. 

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