Tag: john conyers

Conyers Pushes Bee Protection Bill

POLITICO 04/09/14 By Jenny Hopkinson Pending legislation in the House of Representatives aimed at providing greater protections to pollinators is necessary to ensure a steady food supply and prevent agricultural losses, says Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), sponsor of the measure. In an op-ed in Roll Call, Conyers and Michael Shank, […]

Why Congress Should Care About the Beepocalypse

ROLL CALL 04/08/14 By Michael Shank and U.S. Congressman John Conyers This year, food security is set to suffer another big setback, and the culprit could not be cuter: honeybees. Last winter, America‚Äôs beekeeping industry lost nearly half of all its bee colonies. And the numbers keep falling. Last summer, […]