A giant pesticide company just asking the U.S. government to increase the legal limit on bee-killing pesticides by a stunning 4000%.
Will you chip in CA$1 to launch an emergency campaign to stop it?
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Breaking news: A massive pesticide company has just asked the U.S. government to increase the legal limit for its bee-killing pesticides by 4000%. That’s right. Four. Thousand. Percent. Bees are already facing a massive global die-off. This could be a death sentence for millions more bees. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public input on the decision for the next 27 days. So we're urgently working to organize beekeepers and the public to speak out against this devastating bee-killing proposal — and we need your help. Can you chip in CA$1 to help get us started and fight for the bees?
Click here to chip in CA$1 to launch an emergency campaign to stop this urgent threat to the bees.
Bees fill a crucial ecological role as pollinators and are essential for agriculture, and are responsible for every third bite of food we eat. In other words: No bees, no farms. No farms, no food. These pesticides are already banned in Europe. But rather than phase them out for the sake of our bees, pesticide companies are suing the European Union to overturn the ban. Now, they're petition the US government to massively increase the limits of pesticide residues — residues that are actively harmful to bees, and can stay in the soil for up to a year.
Pesticide companies are already spending millions to get their way — to beat them, we need to show the depth of public opposition to this move. So here’s the plan: First, we’ll use social media, our five million member email list, and online ads to alert the public about this dangerous new threat. Then, we’ll organize beekeepers to speak out in the media to put pressure on the EPA to reject the proposal. But with less than a month to save the bees, we have to act fast. And since we don’t get a dime from corporations, we count on you — our members — to provide the funding we need to win.
Can you chip in CA$1 to stop this urgent threat to bees? Yes, I’ll chip in CA$1 to help save the bees.
We know we can win this. A massive public campaign helped get these bee-killing pesticides temporarily banned in the EU, and SumOfUs members are crowd-funding a legal intervention to protect the ban, too.
This is just one battle in a larger fight — but we have to win in the US, now, if we're going to win for the bees all around the world.
Thanks for all that you do, Jon, Paul and the rest of the team at SumOfUs.org
****** More information: Syngenta asks EPA to raise tolerance level for 'bee-killing' chemical, E&E Greenwire, September 5, 2014 SumOfUs is a worldwide movement of people like you, working together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new, sustainable path for our global economy.