UPDATE, 06/2020: The end is in sight -- we've only got a few months to go before the European Court of Justice presents its judgement on Bayer's neonic ban appeal. This decision could uphold or crush the full ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides we worked so hard to pass, so it's crucial that bee lovers from across Europe and beyond get to have their say.
Bayer's own head of sustainability said he'd "accept the judgement of a society" on neonics. Add your name now to tell him and all of Bayer's bosses you're on the bees' side!
Bayer’s just announced it’s trying to overturn a historic ban on bee-killing pesticides in court.
If it wins, it’ll be game over for the bees.
Hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs members just helped win a landmark EU-wide ban on toxic neonics. We can’t sit back and let the pesticide industry destroy all that we’ve achieved for the bees.
Bees are vital to our food supply -- providing one of every three bites of food we eat. But bees and other pollinators are declining at catastrophic rates and neonic pesticides are a key culprit. That’s why maintaining the EU’s ban on neonics is so important.
In May this year, the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of a partial ban on three neonics -- and we hoped the case was finally settled for the bees.
But now, Bayer announced it wants to drag the EU back into court again and appeal. If it wins, it would wreck the recent almost complete ban too!
But people power is Bayer’s biggest threat.
Thousands of SumOfUs members have already chipped in to send the Bee Defender Alliance -- a small group of independent scientists and beekeepers -- and their kick-ass lawyers back into the European Court of Justice to take on Bayer. A huge petition will show Bayer, decision makers, and the media that people across Europe still support the bees -- and we won’t back down until Bayer stops its bullying tactics.