Ban Systemic Pesticide Use in Colorado
By Jessica Baker
To be delivered to:
Jared Polis, Congressman, 2nd District of Colorado, The Colorado State House, The Colorado State Senate, and Governor John Hickenlooper
A systemic pesticide moves inside a plant following absorption by the plant. With insecticides and most fungicides, this movement is usually upward (through the xylem) and outward. Increased efficiency may be a result. Systemic insecticides, which poison pollen and nectar in the flowers, may kill bees and other needed pollinators. In 2007 with the use of Bayer's systemic pesticides in France, over one billion honey bees were killed within a one year period. Since this time, the French minister of agriculture has banned the use of systemic pesticides in their country. We will have no more fruits and vegetables in the United States if we continue the use of systemic pesticides because all the native bees will be killed except for a small number. What happens to a human DNA when system pesticides, that cannot be washed off produce, is ingested in our bodies? When our bees die in multitude, isn't that a serious omen? Please pass legislation to ban system pesticide use in Colorado NOW!
A systemic pesticide moves inside a plant following absorption by the plant. Systemic insecticides, which poison pollen and nectar in the flowers, kills bees and other needed pollinators. Please pass legislation to ban system pesticide use NOW!