Bees

Banned bee-killing pesticides are still soaking fields in Europe! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Hands holding dead bees

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Beekeepers are finding a carpet of dead bees where hives used to live – and it's about to get much worse.

Bayer and Syngenta are using an “emergency” loophole in the law to try and dismantle the progress we've made on banning neonics in Europe, and now fields are again drenched in these toxic pesticides.

But we could close this bee-killing loophole!

Right now, local bee-defenders are preparing to sue against these fake "emergencies" and make governments enforce the ban. If everyone reading this chips in the cost of a jar of honey, we could raise the funds they need to fight to close this bee-killing loophole – can you chip in to help?

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Ever since we won the historic ban on bee-killing neonics, Bayer and Syngenta have been trying to undermine it – and now they’ve found a new tactic to keep their poisons in widespread use: sneakily helping industrial farms come up with “emergencies” to dodge the rules and slip their toxic pesticides past all of us.

And it’s working. There have been over 65 approvals to use banned bee-killing pesticides across Europe since 2018.

Make no mistake, Bayer and Syngenta will repeat this over and over until they destroy the bee-saving ban. That's why it's more important than ever that we come together to protect this crucial bee-saving ban.

It won’t be just one lawsuit – it could take many legal battles before Bayer and Syngenta finally give up...but with your help, A, we have a real chance of winning.

If you’ve saved your payment information with SumOfUs, your donation will go through immediately:

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We’ve gone toe-to-toe against pesticide giants in court before – and won. Let’s do it again!

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


More information:

‘Carpet of bees’: How Romania flouts EU ban on bee-killing insecticides. Politico. 14 July 2022.

UK overrules scientific advice by lifting ban on bee-harming pesticide. The Guardian. 01 March 2022.

Loophole keeps bee-killing pesticides in widespread use, two years after EU ban. Unearthed. 08 July 2020.

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