Monsanto may have just met its match: Beekeepers.
Monsanto has been lobbying the Mexican government to approve genetically engineered crops and bee-killing pesticides in the Yucatan, one of the biggest honey producing regions in the world.
With honeybees already dying in massive numbers due to the overuse of pesticides, this could be the final nail in the coffin for Mexico's bees.
But the beekeepers are fighting back and just scored a major legal victory over Monsanto and its bee-killing pesticides. Now we need to build on their victory, and take this inspiring fight against Monsanto global.
Bee colonies have been mysteriously collapsing all over the world, and scientists believe that pesticides are the prime culprit. But the Yucatan is of the few places in the world where honeybees continue to thrive.
Mexico is the world’s sixth biggest exporter of honey. If you live in Europe or North America, there’s a good chance your honey comes from Mexico. If the bees go, you can kiss your honey goodbye.
Mexico’s constitution requires that indigenous farmers be involved in any major change in agriculture policy. But Mexico’s agriculture ministry skirted the law when they approved the introduction of Monsanto’s GMO crops and pesticides.
So while the beekeepers have the law on their side, it’ll be a long term fight. But if Monsanto's shareholders stand up to the company, and even urge them to drop these costly appeals, we can win.
Will you chip in to support the beekeepers fight against Monsanto?