Dow Chemical and the Trump administration just reversed the decision to ban chlorpyrifos, a super dangerous pesticide causes brain damage in children even in tiny amounts.
Agri-giant Dow Chemical's chlorpyrifos is all over the fruits and veggies our kids are eating.
Now, Health Canada is deciding whether to allow Dow’s dangerous chemical in our farmers’ fields and they need to hear that our children’s health is more important than Dow’s profits. We can't let this happen in Canada.
Tell our Health Agency to ban Dow’s dangerous chemical chlorpyrifos and work towards a toxic-free future for our kids and our environment.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are supposed to be good for us.
But too much of our food now sold in Canada is laced with chlorpyrifos, which can cause brain damage and developmental delays in children – even in very small amounts.
Scientists say these neurological effects "appear to be permanent, irreversible, and lifelong."
We’re up against some serious lobbying power from the pesticide megacorps. In Europe, Dow, spent over 3 million euros to lobby European politicians on pesticide-related issues in 2017 alone.
Dow's influence convinced the Trump administration to reverse a ban on agricultural use of chlorpyrifos in the United States, against the warnings of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own scientists.
Tell Canada to listen to science over pesticide lobbyists and ban this toxic chemical now.
Incredible members like you have taken on the pesticide industry before and won. In France, your donations helped our partner Générations Futures win the suspension of Dow’s bee-killing pesticide.
And in Canada, we have made huge strides pushing to save our bees. SumOfUs members like your have been working for years to get these bee-killing pesticides banned and last year we finally got some government action. The Feds announced a ban of the three biggest bee-killing neonics.
We'll never match the industry’s cash, but we can fight back with the overwhelming numbers of parents who want to keep their kids safe and the environment clean -- and the many others who just want our governments to put human well-being over corporate greed. Are you one of them?