For years, we've been warning about the bee-killing dangers of neonics pesticides -- and in response, the EU enacted a moratorium on their use and France banned them for good.
Now, instead of listening to the scientists, Bayer is doubling down on bee-killing.
Bayer has just introduced a whole new family of bee-killing pesticides, and its lobbyists are pushing for immediate approval in countries all over the world.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has already given approval, and the Netherlands, Ireland, and Denmark could be next. Will you chip in to help fight back?
This new type of pesticide is called flupyradifurone, and it's closely related to neonics, the pesticides that are already driving bees to the brink of extinction.
In experiments, the mortality rate of bees that ingest this new pesticide is 50 percent -- and like with neonics, it's systemic, meaning that it's absorbed by every tissue in the plant and can persist in the environment for years after it's applied.
With your donation, we'll launch emergency campaigns in the Netherlands, Ireland, and Denmark to stop approval of flupyradifurone. We'll run ads and organize protests in front of pesticide review agencies, with activists in bee costumes that are sure to get the media's attention.
The latest studies show that bees are dying off so quickly that they're now at risk of extinction. And Bayer's latest bee-killer is also dangerous to butterflies, birds, frogs, and insects -- as well as potentially humans.
Enough is enough. Will you chip in to help stop Bayer's latest bee-killer?