ACTION ALERT: Act now to save bees
Multiple scientific studies blame one group of toxic pesticides -- neonicotinoids -- for their rapid demise, and bee populations have soared in four European countries that have banned these chemicals. But powerful chemical companies are lobbying hard to keep selling this poison. Our best chance to save bees now is to push the US and EU to join the ban -- their action is critical and will have a ripple effect on the rest of the world.
A leaked document shows that the US Environmental Protection Agency knew about the dangers of Bayer's neonicotinoid pesticide Clothianidin, but ignored them. The document says Bayer’s "highly toxic" product is a "major risk concern to non target insects [honey bees]".
We have no time to lose -- the debate is raging about what to do. This is not just about saving bumble bees, this is about survival. Let's build a giant global buzz calling for the EU and US to outlaw these killer chemicals and save our bees and our food. Sign the emergency petition now, and send it on to everyone and Avaaz will deliver it to key decision makers: