Bees are dying off so quickly that scientists are now warning they could go extinct. That's why we fought so hard to convince the French Parliament to ban bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.
But now corporate interests are are doing everything they can to block the ban from going into effect.
Already, more than 300,000 bee colonies have died in France. Annual mortality rates have been as high as 80%. And in 2014, overall bee production crashed to its lowest level in 20 years.
We know why pesticide companies like Bayer want to keep making bee-killing pesticides: To make money. But we can't let these big money corporations overturn our victory.
Can you chip in today to help save our bees?
The opposition in France is arguing that the neonics ban goes against the "principles of free enterprise”, and goes against EU rules.
Except there aren't any "principles of free enterprise" -- and the ban is entirely allowed under European law.
It's just a tactic to delay the neonics ban even longer, and letting more and more bees get sprayed with the toxic chemical.
SumOfUs members have been at the forefront of the fight for our bees for years now, and we've won some incredibly unlikely victories. It just goes to show how strong people-power really can be.
So what do you say -- will you show support to France for its neonics ban, and help us fight back with an emergency campaign?