Tell Bayer to stop killing bees

Bayer, the global chemical company, is manufacturing a chemical that new evidence shows is killing off bees.

30% of our crops -- and 90% of wild plants -- rely on bees to thrive.

Bayer has paid for biased research that “proves” its chemical isn’t a problem. But now independent scientists in Europe have discovered that Bayer’s chemical is a high risk to bees.

Bayer makes everything from Alka-Seltzer to Berocca to flea treatments for pets. Bayer knows that it needs to keep its customers happy. If it realizes that its customers are outraged, it will have to pull its bee-poisoning pesticide off the market.

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Bayer: Withdraw neonicotinoids from the market.
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This petition has a goal of 50000 signatures
1-25 of 47095 signatures
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47095 Tue Mar 03 16:59:43 EST 2015 Matt Vowles Durrington, ot , GB I will boycott all Bayer products and encourage as many others as I can to do the same. My family has already started.
47094 Tue Mar 03 15:47:49 EST 2015 Holly McCue TX , US
47093 Tue Mar 03 04:47:58 EST 2015 Thomas Zieber Gunnison, CO , US Complicated organic compounds such as these produce unexpected and harmful effects on many aspects of our environment; bees need our protection
47092 Fri Feb 13 13:41:49 EST 2015 Anonymous SI nehajte ubijati.
47091 Wed Feb 11 04:11:54 EST 2015 Oliver Wales-Smith ZW Bayer only care about profits, they don't care about bees, the environment or our health.
47090 Fri Jan 23 23:48:53 EST 2015 Donatella Esposito Cosenza, IT
47089 Fri Jan 16 20:24:17 EST 2015 Traci Walt Lees Summit, MO , US Bayer needs to be held accountable and fined for the harm they do with their toxins.
47088 Thu Dec 18 01:51:28 EST 2014 Corena Andrew winnipeg, MB , CA
47087 Sun Dec 07 18:32:57 EST 2014 Gerry Lykins Ft. Thomas, KY , US
47086 Sat Dec 06 17:13:18 EST 2014 Patricia Fishtein san diego, CA , US I will now boycott Bayer products
47085 Fri Nov 07 14:11:03 EST 2014 Anonymous
47084 Fri Oct 17 16:53:37 EDT 2014 Jacqui Harman Grouville, ot , GB
47083 Fri Oct 17 16:50:13 EDT 2014 George Louis st Lawrence, ot , GB
47082 Fri Oct 10 23:37:21 EDT 2014 Anonymous CA , US
47081 Fri Oct 03 14:23:20 EDT 2014 Anonymous Reseda, CA , UM I will boycott your products and will influence others to do the same!
47080 Thu Oct 02 00:31:57 EDT 2014 Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
47079 Thu Oct 02 00:31:24 EDT 2014 Lucas Brown Gaylord, MI , US
47078 Mon Sep 15 15:45:57 EDT 2014 Anonymous
47077 Thu Aug 28 00:15:24 EDT 2014 Bina Israni South San Francisco, CA , US
47076 Tue Aug 26 18:24:20 EDT 2014 Kamala Geer WA , US STOP KILLING BEES
47075 Sat Aug 16 17:47:45 EDT 2014 Kat Owyang CA , US
47074 Fri Aug 15 23:50:28 EDT 2014 Waldir Martins Brasilia, ot , BR
47073 Fri Aug 15 20:00:32 EDT 2014 AnneMarie Call San Jose, CA , US
47072 Sat Aug 09 15:07:30 EDT 2014 Scott Ripley MANSFIELD CENTER, CT , US
47071 Sat Aug 09 09:07:53 EDT 2014 Damien McLeod Key Largo, FL , US
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Background:

The dangerous chemical Bayer makes is a neonicotinoid. Neonicotonoids are soaked into seeds, spreading through the plant and killing insects stopping for a snack. These pesticides can easily be replaced by different chemicals that don’t soak so deeply into our crops. But companies like Bayer make a fortune from selling neonicotinoids - so they’ll do everything they can to protect their profit. It’s not just bees that are hurt by these chemicals. Research on rats found that neonicotinoids may also hurt human health, especially the developing brain. But as with the bees, we don’t know as much as we should about the health hazards, because companies like Bayer spend millions on research which muddies the water with biased studies. For Bayer, people’s health plays a distant second to their huge profits.

Wired: Controversial Pesticide Linked to Bee Collapse