Have you heard about sulfoxaflor? The toxic pesticide is nearly as bad as the bee-killing neonicotinoids that SumOfUs members like you helped ban in the EU -- but it’s still legal, despite evidence it can reduce the size of bee colonies by over 50 percent.
But the pesticide lobbyists didn’t see last year’s EU election results coming. Across the continent, Europeans voted in favour of a green future, defying many far-right expectations and sending a powerful message to politicians.
Right now, while green momentum is running high, is our best chance to finally slam the door on sulfoxaflor and get our fields humming again. Please, will you join over 240,000 SumOfUs members like you to defend the bees from this deadly chemical?
Tell the EU to listen to the people and ban toxic sulfoxaflor!
Last March, a review by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirmed what scientists have known for years: sulfoxaflor is a menace to bees. It works on the same receptors as neonicotinoids, and has a disastrous effect on bee reproduction.
With the lives of our vulnerable bees in the balance -- and the people who depend on crops they pollinate -- it’s essential to get this pesticide off our fields. Yet the EU still hasn't pulled the pesticide, thanks to pesticide lobbyists striving to convince them how “harmless” it is.
Their influence ends now.
In last year’s ‘green wave’, voters across Europe elected environment-saving decision makers who now hold the balance of power. Together, we’ve got to tell the new, greener EU that it's now essential to make bees a priority.
It's in our hands to ban dangerous pesticides. We proved it that in 2018, when 650,000 SumOfUs members like you got the EU Commission to ban bee-harming neonicotinoids. With enough numbers, we can overpower the lobbyists again and get sulfoxaflor banned for good.
With a clean slate in the European Parliament, we’ve got to act fast. Will you sign now and show the EU that Europe’s concern for bees doesn’t stop at the voting booth?
Tell the EU to save the bees and stop this disastrous pesticide!