POLLINATOR Advocacy and Activism
UrbanBeeSF’s primary mission is to provide a future for pollinators. To that end, Terry Oxford strongly advocates for chemical free pollinator nutrition. She calls for city policy makers to DEMAND that tree nurseries NEVER pre-treat any flowering tree sapling with systemic, bee-killing pesticides (neonicotinoids) or fungicides. We must change the mentality that normalizes monoculture and the destruction it wreaks to an acceptance of nature and a re-wilding of our landscape. Our food infrastructure, which we have no reason to trust, have institutionalized the poisoning of our food in exchange for uniformity, ease of shipping and cosmetic appearance. Challenging our collective thinking and those powers who hold industrial monoculture and its chemical dependency in place, is the work ahead of us. Follow the money and it all makes sense. With billions used for lobbying purposes, can you really trust the industries and apiculture voices who care more about defending themselves and their profits? When they start defending the earth with as much vociferousness as they defend themselves, then we can begin to listen to what they say. But for now, their actions speak louder than their words.
We must mobilize to stop committing insecticide. For the pollinators of the planet, it is now or never. Native bees, butterflies and the birds that depend on them are in serious trouble. Humans will notice the loss of this life system and it won’t be business as usual if pollinators are gone. Heads up chemical industry giants. Even shareholders eat food and look beyond the next financial quarter or two.