I received this email from Avaaz this morning. Do please sign this if you can. These petitions really do work, as we found out in England when the government scrapped its plans to sell of our forests when so many people petitioned.
Pesticides are killing bees and threatening our food supply. In 24 hours, shareholders at the biggest chemical producer, Bayer, could vote to stop their toxic production. Massive public pressure has forced this debate at their Annual General Meeting, now let’s make sure they vote to stop the pesticides and save the bees. Sign the emergency petition:
Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But if Bayer stops selling one group of pesticides, we could save bees from extinction.
Four European countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. But Bayer, the largest producer of neonicotinoids, has lobbied hard to keep them on the market. Now, massive global pressure from Avaaz and others has forced them to consider the facts — and in 24 hours, Bayer shareholders will vote on a motion that could stop these toxic chemicals. Let’s all act now and shame the shareholders to stop killing bees.
The pressure is working, and this is our best chance to save the bees. Sign the urgent petition and send this to everyone — let’s reach half a million signers and deliver it directly to shareholders tomorrow in Germany!
- Harvard Study Strengthens Link between Pesticides and Colony Collapse Disorder (ecowatch.org)
- From Mother Jones: A Bayer Pesticide is reducing the population of bees… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- ACTION: EPA Must Act Now to Protect Honey Bees (ecowatch.org)