*UPDATE: We were successful! On 23rd October 2019 MEPs in the European Parliament listened to the people and rejected the EU's weak plans to protect bees from harmful pesticides. Now this issue goes back to member states to come up with a better solution that truly protects bees.
Bayer and its cronies have almost scuppered EU plans to ban all bee-harming pesticides based on their risks to bees.
MEPs urgently need to challenge the bureaucrats that buckled to Bayer’s lobbyists.
Sign the petition to demand that MEPs fix this mess urgently and protect bees from deadly pesticides.
Dozens of bee species are now extinct or on the verge of disappearing. But Bayer and its cronies are twisting the EU’s arm into ignoring bee-saving rules against harmful pesticides -- the same rules that got toxic neonicotinoids banned last year.
Right when millions of us are doing all we can to protect bees, the EU is turning its back on the science! Now MEPs need to challenge the EU Commission on buckling to pesticide industry lobbyists.
MEPs could force a U-turn, and revive plans to crack down on all bee-harming pesticides.
Sign the petition so that your MEP sees that we all want all bee-harming pesticides banned
We all rely on bees to pollinate fruit, vegetables and crops. But around the world bees are in decline, putting the future health of our planet at risk -- and unless the EU takes concrete steps to save the bees, this trend shows no sign of reversing.
We’re fighting to get the EU to systematically test all pesticides for their harm to bees. But after heavy industry lobbying, the EU Commission -- together with many EU governments -- wants to go for light-touch tests that merely scratch the surface.
Now it’s up to MEPs, who sit in a different part of the EU (the European Parliament) to challenge their decision. And hopefully turn things around for the bees!
It’s the EU’s job to force corporations like Bayer to take bee health seriously -- and prevent deadly, bee-killing chemicals from flooding our fields. Bayer shouldn’t be telling the EU what to do. Across Europe, MEPs plastered their election campaigns with pledges to save the bees. Will you sign the petition now to tell MEPs to live up to their promises?
Sign the petition to tell your MEP to challenge Bayer’s undue influence in the EU
Together, you and I are a powerful force to protect the bees -- and the EU knows it. It was public pressure that won a landslide ban on three of the most potent bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides last year. But we have to keep up the fight. If we don’t manage to secure higher standards against all toxic pesticides, new chemicals will simply replace the banned neonics -- and we could be back to square one.
Please take one minute to ask MEPs to help protect Europe’s bees. Together, we can create a huge “buzz” around this important issue -- and hopefully get things back on track! Please also take the time to Tweet afterwards so that your MEP hears the message loud and clear.