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
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47025 Sat Apr 19 10:01:04 EDT 2014 Kate St-Aubin Stratford, ON , CA
47024 Sat Apr 19 05:35:01 EDT 2014 R de Blaey NL
47023 Mon Apr 14 14:01:03 EDT 2014 Stacey Young West Frankfort, IL , US
47022 Fri Apr 04 17:01:13 EDT 2014 Anonymous Fort Worth , TX , US
47021 Wed Apr 02 05:19:23 EDT 2014 Anonymous Yorba Linda, CA , US
47020 Sat Mar 29 17:25:02 EDT 2014 Anonymous Fort Worth , TX , US
47019 Fri Mar 28 09:51:49 EDT 2014 Cheryl Taylor Mansfield, ot , GB Bayer, without bees we would not last long! Bees are precious this needs to stop NOW before it is too late. Bees are a precious gift from mother nature, look what you are doing to them!!!!!
47018 Tue Mar 18 08:37:36 EDT 2014 Cathy Slater London, GB
47017 Tue Mar 18 01:14:06 EDT 2014 Anonymous Banff, ON , CA
47016 Mon Mar 17 02:10:12 EDT 2014 Chihiro Takahashi Banff, AB , CA
47015 Sat Mar 15 14:33:58 EDT 2014 Arabella Hogg GB
47014 Mon Mar 10 14:30:40 EDT 2014 Fae Harris US
47013 Sat Mar 08 14:13:02 EST 2014 Frances Somerville Decatur, GA , US Love ur product , pls give us safe alternative
47012 Tue Mar 04 02:08:37 EST 2014 Alexander Durnan Wilmington, DE , US
47011 Sun Feb 23 18:23:50 EST 2014 Anonymous Opelika, AL , US
47010 Sun Feb 23 03:31:30 EST 2014 Jack Herbert Portland, OR , US
47009 Sat Feb 22 17:05:58 EST 2014 Anonymous Tadworth, GB
47008 Wed Feb 19 20:08:15 EST 2014 Anonymous US ITS OBVIOUS THAT BAYER IS KILLING POLLINATORS. SHUT THIS COMPANY DOWN. WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
47007 Fri Feb 14 16:39:31 EST 2014 Robert Chinnery Grays, ot , GB
47006 Fri Feb 14 05:18:15 EST 2014 Mike Robbins OK , US Duh! Why don't people already have common sense and realize how important these bee's and an un polluted environment are.
47005 Fri Feb 14 02:09:36 EST 2014 Gloria Lewis Waterloo, NY ,
47004 Thu Feb 13 17:57:01 EST 2014 Jacquelyn Bryant Henderson, NV , US
47003 Thu Feb 13 17:54:11 EST 2014 Jacquelyn Bryant Henderson, NV , US
47002 Wed Feb 12 02:50:02 EST 2014 natacha massa avignon, ot , FR
47001 Tue Feb 11 22:33:45 EST 2014 Anonymous Providence, RI , 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.

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