The UK government is about to decide if it will allow bee-endangering seeds across the country.

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Protect the bees! Keep the ban on neonics."

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Goal: 750,000

Despite the fact that bee-endangering pesticides are banned in the EU, the UK government is deciding whether or not to give a special emergency license to farmers to sow these toxic-coated seeds anyway. That means that unless we stop it, Bayer and Syngenta's toxic bee-hurting seeds will be sown this fall -- wreaking even more havoc on our bees.

The government already balked to the pesticide industry last year -- ignoring the growing evidence of how dangerous these chemicals are to bees and other pollinators.

Over half a million people have already signed petitions to the UK Government to stop harming our bees, and they're feeling the sting. Let's make sure the government doesn't back down now.

Sign the petition now to the UK Government: stop allowing our bees to die -- uphold the pesticide ban!

Neonicotinoids or "neonics", the world's most widely used insecticide, were restricted in the EU in 2013 because they were found to be of 'high acute risk' to bees. They can still be used on some crops but not those that attract bees when they flower.

Serious scientific evidence shows that the nerve agents cause serious harm to bees - whose pollination is vital for many crops, and thus threaten our whole food supply.

The UK government already denied the first application to plant these toxic seeds — but the intensive farming industry is pressuring them to back down. That's why we need to make sure the UK government listens to us and protects the bees.

Last year, the Government gagged its own pesticide advisers to try and stop campaigners from piling pressure on the government -- showing that they are terrified of a massive public outcry. They haven't even seen the half.

Companies like Bayer and their associates have been trying to overturn the neonics ban in the EU for years - using lawsuits and intimidation tactics to try and get their way. But we've been there at every step, fighting hard to make sure our precious pollinators aren't stamped out by corporate greed.

Let's swarm the UK Government with signatures now and make sure they protect bees once and for all.

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More information:
NFU submits revised neonicotinoid application, FG Insight, June 8, 2016
UK government gags advisers in bees and pesticides row, The Guardian, July 17, 2015
Not Just Bees: Controversial Pesticides Linked to Bird Declines, Wired, 7 Sept 2014
Government allows farmers to use 'banned' bee-harming pesticide, Friends of the Earth. July 22, 2015.

Despite the fact that bee-endangering pesticides are banned in the EU, the UK government is deciding whether or not to give a special emergency license to farmers to sow these toxic-coated seeds anyway. That means that unless we stop it, Bayer and Syngenta's toxic bee-hurting seeds will be sown this fall -- wreaking even more havoc on our bees.

The government already balked to the pesticide industry last year -- ignoring the growing evidence of how dangerous these chemicals are to bees and other pollinators.

Over half a million people have already signed petitions to the UK Government to stop harming our bees, and they're feeling the sting. Let's make sure the government doesn't back down now.

Sign the petition now to the UK Government: stop allowing our bees to die -- uphold the pesticide ban!

The UK government already denied the first application to plant these toxic seeds — but the intensive farming industry is pressuring them to back down.

Let's swarm the UK Government with signatures now and make sure they protect bees once and for all.

**********

More information:
NFU submits revised neonicotinoid application, FG Insight, June 8, 2016
UK government gags advisers in bees and pesticides row, The Guardian, July 17, 2015
Not Just Bees: Controversial Pesticides Linked to Bird Declines, Wired, 7 Sept 2014
Government allows farmers to use 'banned' bee-harming pesticide, Friends of the Earth. July 22, 2015.