Sign the petition to win a ban on toxic pesticides and save bees

Dow Chemical wants to increase use of pesticide shown to hurt bees.

A dangerous new bee-killing pesticide, Sulfoxaflor, can reduce bumblebee colonies by half. But now that neonic pesticides are banned in Europe, Dow Chemical is preparing to cash in with this toxic “replacement”.

Sulfoxaflor should be on the banned list too. Will you sign the petition to save the bees from this latest killer threat?

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There’s a new dangerous pesticide on the block: Sulfoxaflor. And it’s been found to reduce bee colonies by half.

Now massive pesticide corporation Dow Chemical is lining... up to replace banned bee-killing neonicotinoids in Europe with this toxic “replacement”.

The good news is we’re winning the argument to save the bees. If hundreds of thousands of us in our global movement complain to the European Union about Sulfoxaflor -- so soon after its historic neonic ban -- we could persuade it to protect the bees further. And the EU is currently doing a formal review of Sulfoxaflor, so it’s the perfect time to push it!

Will you sign the petition to help stop this disastrous new pesticide in its tracks? Together, we can all help save Europe's bees, because the health of our planet knows no borders.

Yes - I’ll sign the petition to save the bees from toxic Sulfoxaflor

Research published in the prestigious Nature journal has found that exposure to Sulfoxaflor reduced both the size of bumblebee colonies and the number of offspring produced by a whopping 54 per cent!

Bees are one of the world’s most important pollinators of food crops. One third of the food we eat relies on bees to pollinate it -- from avocados to broccoli, and cherries to squash.

But the United Nations has warned that 40% of invertebrate pollinators – particularly bees and butterflies – risk global extinction.

And the evidence is clear: toxic pesticides are poisoning bee populations.

By signing the petition, you’ll help to kickstart a new campaign and put pressure on European decision makers to veto this latest threat to bees, like they did for bee-killing neonics earlier this year. We’re calling for Sulfoxaflor to be stopped, and for all pesticides to be tested to the same stringent standards as the three neonics that got banned.

We can’t sit back while pesticide corporations like Dow Chemical replace banned pesticides with toxic Sulfoxaflor, that acts just like a neonic on bees.

Yes - I’ll sign the petition to save the bees from toxic Sulfoxaflor

Thanks to pressure from thousands of SumOfUs members, beekeepers and environmental groups, last month France decided that it will ban new pesticides that act like neonics, including Sulfoxaflor. This is an important precedent for the EU to build on with a Europe-wide ban!

As well as using the law, SumOfUs members are expert at using the media and online pressure to sway decision makers and companies to do the right thing for the bees. Over 650,000 of us signed the petition for a ban on nasty neonics, putting huge pressure on Europe’s politicians -- and winning in April this year!

SumOfUs members like you have worked so hard to achieve bans on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides around the world -- now we need to make sure the banned pesticides aren’t just replaced with another harmful chemical.

Please sign the petition now:

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Thanks for all that you do,
Rebecca, Wiebke and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

New pesticides may harm bees as much as existing ones – study, The Guardian, 16 August 2018
EU member states support near-total neonicotinoids ban, BBC, 27 April 2018


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