Hours to ban bee killers!

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  • I urge you to support the EU Commission’s proposal to restrict use of neonicotinoid pesticides.
  • A comprehensive scientific review by the EU Food Safety Agency concluded that neonicotinoid pesticides pose ‘high acute risks’ to honey bees.
  • The science is clear, now Europe must act to reverse the decline in our bees, before it's too late.
  • Caving to corporate pressure on timelines, enforcement or the breadth of this agreement is a blow to our democracy, our food and our environment.
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Posted: 13 March 2013
In just hours, the European Union will vote on whether to ban toxic pesticides that are killing bees around the world and threatening our food supply. The big corporations profiting from this vile stuff are lobbying furiously to defeat the ban and we've just heard that key governments are about to cave -- unless they feel the sting of public opinion!

Bees are disappearing around the world at alarming rates. Because bees pollinate our crops, experts are warning that these mass deaths pose a catastrophic threat to our food supply. Thankfully, numerous studies have now identified the likely culprit: a certain class of noxious pesticides. An official EU report found that banning them could solve the problem, but pesticide giant Bayer is trying to convince our leaders to ignore the science to protect their profits.

Over 2.5 million of us have signed the petition that made this vote possible -- and now it's time to tell our politicians that they must side with science to save the bees this week. Let’s flood the inboxes of our EU Agriculture Ministers, drown out the corporate lobby, and make sure our governments saves the bees and our food -- send a message using the tool on the right, and then share this urgent campaign with all your friends.
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