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Bees and Neonicotinoids G#13072

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Bees and Neonicotinoids

Bees and Neonicotinoids
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  • Greenpeace investigators have discovered unpublished pesticide-company studies showing that their controversial ‘neonic’ pesticides can seriously harm bees[1]
  • Now more than ever, we need to ban these bee-harming pesticides for good. Can you help?

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If you want to get involved here’s the link: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/save-bees-2016-email

  • The research was designed to find a ‘safe level’ for the pesticides, and although the companies shared their findings with regulators in the US, they haven’t published them.
  • And in public, Bayer and Syngenta have always downplayed the idea that their products are harmful[2]
  • Right now, neonic pesticides are banned for some uses by a temporary European law.
  • But with the law up for review and Britain preparing to exit the EU, our bees could be left unprotected – and at the mercy of pesticide company lobbying. [3]
  • We can’t let that happen. The survival of our bees is too important to be hidden behind private studies and closed doors.
  • Let’s stand up for Britain’s bees and lock in a permanent, Brexit-proof ban.

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  • A British ban wouldn’t just help bees in the UK – it might even force companies like Bayer and Syngenta to find better alternatives to these pesticides, rather than downplaying research findings and lobbying to protect their profits.
  • The key player here is Lord Gardiner of Kimble – the minister responsible for putting the government’s bee-protecting ambitions into practice. [4]
  • Gardiner is still quite new in this role, but we know that when it comes to protecting nature, this government can be swayed by public pressure.
  • A few weeks ago, they made the first moves towards banning plastic microbeads from cosmetics, after more than 300,000 of us campaigned against them. [5]
  • And earlier this year, they stood firm when farmers asked them to relax the temporary ban on neonics. [6]
  • We’re sending the government a powerful message: it’s time to ban these bee-harming pesticides for good. 
  • Will you add your voice?

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Thanks for being a part of this,
Mal


© 24/09/2016 Greenpeace Ltd, Canonbury Villas, London N1 2PN
(registered in London no 1314381, VAT registration no 625951426)

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
24th September 2016

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© 24/09/2016 Greenpeace Ltd, Canonbury Villas, London N1 2PN
(registered in London no 1314381, VAT registration no 625951426)

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan
24th September 2016

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