Stop Agricultural Chemicals From Becoming Even More Dangerous

Target: Thomas J. Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture

Goal: Prohibit toxic chemicals from being developed and used in agriculture.

The use of agricultural chemicals poisons insects and potentially the animals that eat them. Even more toxic chemicals are continually being developed, putting these species at greater risk. Stop the use of these compounds permanently.

Farmers in the United States are using fewer pesticides than they did in previous years, but the potency of these new chemicals is far worse than ever before. Newly developed pesticides are particularly harmful to pollinators, such as bees, and aquatic invertebrates like dragonflies. These species are being poisoned and killed at alarming rates. Furthermore, no studies have been done to see the effect these poisons have on animals who eat these poisoned insects.

Sign this petition to stop the development and use of the noxious chemicals that poison our food and kill the planet.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Secretary,

We hear that farmers are using fewer chemical sprays on their crops and we should be encouraged. However, it is horrifying to know that the reduction in the application is offset by the increase in toxicity of these pesticides. Many agricultural chemicals have been banned in the past because of the negative impact they have on every living thing, yet they pale in comparison to what is being developed and sprayed on our food.

Pollinators and aquatic invertebrates are particularly threatened, and no one knows how far-reaching the poisonous impact goes.

I urge you to halt the development and use of these horrible toxic chemicals and stop using them on our food.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. Paula Morgan says:

    Stop all the chemicals before you begin. To spray or not to spray … NOT TO SPRAY!

  2. D. Farrimond says:

    Spray it in their greedy, ignorant faces – Thats the best way to test it

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