In the European Court of Justice with the BeeDefenders

16 February 2017 — SumOfUs

I’m writing to you from the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, where I’ve just delivered messages of support from you and over 57,000 other SumOfUs members. The team here are so grateful to know that you’re standing beside them.

Right now, the BeeDefenders are in court defending the bees from the world’s biggest pesticide companies – Bayer, Syngenta and BASF.

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Syngenta and Bayer both knew its pesticides killed Bees

1 November 2016 — SumOfUs

The SumOfUs community has known for a long time that bee-killing pesticides are decimating pollinator populations. And it turns out that agro-chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer knew it too — but kept it secret from the public.

That’s right. Thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests, previously unpublished field trials commissioned by the two neonic manufacturers have been released showing that two neonic pesticides seriously harm bee colonies in high concentrations.

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Protect our Bees! Email your MP

17 August 2016 — 38 Degrees

Breaking: toxic pesticides are killing our bees. That’s the headline that pesticide company bosses have been dreading. And it’s splashed all over the news thanks to new research out today. [1] [2]

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Unacceptable Capitalism: Bayer is suing ‘Europe’ for saving the bees

25 July 2016 — SumOfUs

Wow. Bayer, BASF and Syngenta are suing the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world.

A huge public push won this landmark ban — and we can’t sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the bees vanish.

The UN sounded the alarm bells: Unless we act now, the bees are at risk of global extinction. We have to show Bayer and Co. now that we won’t tolerate them putting their profits ahead of our planet’s health. 

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Protecting Pollinators Around the World

15 June 2016 — Foodtank

Bee Protecting pollinator health is an issue of global importance, but individuals can make a difference.

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately 80 percent of all flowering plant species reproduce with the help of pollinator animals like bees, butterflies, birds, and more. This accounts for at least one third of the world’s food crops, including tomatoes, pepper, strawberries, coffee, apples, carrots, almonds, cocoa, and thousands of others.

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Help stop the bee deaths

2 September 2014 — 38 Degrees

Sent on behalf of Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk:
In 48 hours, I’m meeting with the government minister in charge of bees – Liz Truss. She’s my MP – I’m going to talk to her about toxic bee-killing pesticides, and why they need to stay off our fields. I’m Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk. Can you help raise a million voices behind me?
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TTIP threatens our bees!

22 August 2015 — 38 Degrees

There’s a huge new threat to our bees – and it’s wrapped up in a secret trade deal. [1] If we don’t stand up for our bees, the dangerous bee-killing pesticides we’ve fought so hard against could be flooding our fields again – and back for good. [2]

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More dead bees? Thank the Barbarians!

31 July 2015 — 38 Degrees

Fresh batches of bee-killing pesticides are on their way to British farms right now. [1] Prime Minister David Cameron could stop these toxic chemicals before they are spread across our fields and wreak havoc on bees. But he’ll only do it if enough of us pile on the pressure.

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The Tories are Killing the Bees!

22 July 2015 — 38 Degrees

Breaking news: an hour ago, environment minister Liz Truss snuck out a last-minute decision to allow the use of bee-killing pesticides on UK fields. [1]

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Beyond Beelief!

22 July 2015 — 38 Degrees

It’s a total mess. The government’s gagged their own experts – because they’ve said no to the pesticide companies that want bee-killing toxins back on UK fields this autumn. [1] Now the final decision’s being made behind closed doors – with Environment Minister Liz Truss at the helm.[2]

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Bees!

20 June 2015 — 38 Degrees

The corridors of Westminster are buzzing with talk of bees. On Wednesday night 38 Degrees members and over 150 MPs packed a room in parliament to hear directly from experts about bee-killing pesticides. There was standing room only and a queue out of the door!
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Bee Deaths: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Slapped with Lawsuit By Dr Joseph Mercola

12 May 2013 — mercola.com

GMO Agriculture and Chemical Pesticides are Killing the Bees

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to protect bees from neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a lawsuit against the agency, filed by beekeepers and environmental groups. Said Paul Towers, spokesperson for the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), one of the groups involved in the lawsuit:

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