A new chance to save the bees

Bees, butterflies, and beetles are going extinct faster than we could imagine. A grassroots group in Switzerland just launched a campaign to ban ALL pesticides -- and set an inspiring example for the world.

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A new report says that pesticides are killing off the world’s insects at an alarming rate. And bees, butterflies and beetles are right at the top of the endangered list. By the end of the century, they could all be gone.

These insects pollinate crops, rejuvenate soil and supply food chains the world over. If... we lose them, we lose the planet. But a small group in Switzerland called Future3 has a radical idea that could get our fields buzzing back to life. And if you’re reading this, you’ve got a chance to help them.

These farmers, scientists and citizens are trying to get the Swiss government to ban ALL non-organic pesticides. Last week, they launched eye-catching ads in train stations, walkways, and bus stops leading right to the doors of the Swiss Federal Assembly. But they don’t have the money to keep them up for long.

That’s where you come in. Please, will you chip in to help scale up their campaign and win this historic pesticide ban?

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A, there's a sea change happening across the globe right now. In Bavaria, the largest state in Germany, a record number of voters just told the government they want fewer pesticides and more protection for bees and other insects. And there are now more than 155 local ordinances in communities across the United States, which limit the use of harmful pesticides.

Future3’s cry for a pesticide-free Switzerland was answered by over 100,000 petition signers -- enough to hold a nationwide referendum next year. But before that happens, the Swiss Parliament has to say whether they support or oppose the pesticide ban, and that will have a huge influence on how the rest of the country votes.

So this week, Future3 unveiled an unprecedented campaign to remind politicians how deadly pesticides are to humans, animals and the planet. From distributing hard-hitting leaflets to bringing in world-renowned chemical experts, they have what it takes to change history. But they can’t do it without your help at this critical moment.

Your donation could make all the difference in this vote’s success -- will you chip in to help?

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Bayer and Syngenta have powerful friends in European parliaments. But if we keep pushing, we can get politicians to put the health of people, bees and the environment over pesticide corporations’ lust for profits.

Last year, 650,000 SumOfUs members like you won a EU ban on three bee-harming pesticides. That was just the beginning. State by state, country by country, we need to get these toxic chemicals out of our fields. If we don’t our precious bees and butterflies -- who we rely on to grow our fruit and vegetables -- will exist only in picture books.

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


More information:

Save Switzerland from synthetic pesticides, Future3 official site
Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature' The Guardian, 10 February 2019

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