|75% of the world’s honey is now contaminated with bee-killing pesticides.
Scientists collected 200 samples of honey from around the world, and three out of four samples contained a bee-killing pesticide. Worse than that, nearly half contained a mix of several types of the toxic chemicals.
We are running out of time to stop neonics from killing our bee population. We are soaking the world in bee-killing pesticides, and even if we begin right now, it will be hard to reverse all the damage. That’s why we’re mobilizing a global grassroots movement to ban neonics. Will you chip in $1 today?
Neonics act as nerve agents on bugs, and they’re derived from the same ingredients that were used in Agent Orange. The pesticides have been linked to bee death and colony collapse.
And neonics aren’t just toxic to bees. They pose a deadly risk to frogs, birds, and fish as well.
That’s why the EU is considering to widen its ban on these pesticides. Bans are also in place in such large cities as Montreal. And many big retailers have stopped selling neonics for home use.
But agri-giants Syngenta and Bayer are fighting back to protect one of their biggest moneymakers. They are going as far as suing the European Commission to overturn the partial ban on three widely used neonics.
We need to fight to convince the EU to ban bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides to set an example for the rest of the world and help reverse the harmful effects on bees. Will you chip in $1 to help with our campaign?
Thanks for all that you do,
Neonicotinoid pesticides – bad for bees, and may be bad for people too, Natural Resources Defense Council, September 18, 2014