Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide on the planet. Billions of kilograms of the poison have been sprayed across our fields and parks – seeping into our food and our bodies. We haven't even begun to understand the damage it's caused.
But thanks to one family of beekeepers in Germany, we’re one step closer to holding pesticide users responsible.
The Seusing family saw their small honey business decimated after glyphosate was sprayed in a nearby field. Their honeybees carried the contaminated nectar and pollen back to their beehives, forcing them to destroy 4 tons of honey.
Heartbreakingly, the Seusings were forced to shut down their business. So they sued the farmer responsible. And after a two-year legal battle, they won the case this year, setting an important precedent.
Now, the Seusing family will receive compensation for some of the honey contaminated with glyphosate – but it won’t be enough to cover their vast legal fees. And they’ve asked for our help.
Can you chip in to help this family of beekeepers, and continue our fight to stop the use of these deadly pesticides in the first place?