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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47064 Wed Jul 23 19:19:52 EDT 2014 Philippe Grandgui FR
47063 Tue Jul 22 12:19:36 EDT 2014 Wilmer Santos Los Angeles, CA , US
47062 Sun Jul 20 06:13:51 EDT 2014 Jared Londes St Andrews beach , ot , AU
47061 Mon Jul 14 17:51:17 EDT 2014 Rebecca Farmer Berkeley, CA , US
47060 Sun Jul 13 16:03:43 EDT 2014 Anonymous Please, for the sake of mankind, STOP the madness! Your pesticides and insecticides are destroying the foundation of our food sources. What a horrible company to do such a thing. I may, take a large position More....
47059 Fri Jul 11 21:20:55 EDT 2014 Anonymous San clemente, CA , US
47058 Thu Jul 10 10:55:51 EDT 2014 Marty Bowie Boulder, CO , US
47057 Mon Jul 07 13:54:10 EDT 2014 Anonymous DE
47056 Sat Jun 28 00:52:06 EDT 2014 Kriz Partridge FL , US http://bit.ly/bayerkillsbeesstickers
47055 Tue Jun 24 09:11:25 EDT 2014 david wright GB
47054 Fri Jun 20 17:31:35 EDT 2014 Cynthia Evanoff Herndon, VA , US
47053 Wed Jun 18 19:35:39 EDT 2014 Josephine Piarulli San Diego, CA , US
47052 Wed Jun 18 16:36:10 EDT 2014 caden Patterson US
47051 Sun Jun 15 23:01:11 EDT 2014 Emily Dale Jacksonville, FL , US By now you should know that people are rethinking the fact that you have been known as "The Aspirin Company" and are now "The Bee-Killing Company". What a downfall!
47050 Sun Jun 15 18:45:29 EDT 2014 Maggie Barrington Jacksonville, FL , US Bayer: Withdraw neonicotinoids from the Shelves in stores, your Pesticides and Insecticides are KILLING the BEES and BUTTERFLIES!!! We cannot continue to grow many foods without the BEES to Pollinate More....
47049 Sun Jun 15 12:01:30 EDT 2014 Michael Ross Guyton, GA , US
47048 Sun Jun 15 11:01:59 EDT 2014 tamara benscoter ofallon, MO , US
47047 Sun Jun 15 10:56:04 EDT 2014 Bryan Kael
47046 Tue Jun 10 03:30:20 EDT 2014 Franziska Eber Oldenburg, ot , DE
47045 Thu Jun 05 15:44:36 EDT 2014 Gavin Casalaina Arvada, CO , US
47044 Thu Jun 05 08:01:36 EDT 2014 bart jansen NL
47043 Fri May 30 01:22:33 EDT 2014 Anonymous
47042 Tue May 27 09:35:50 EDT 2014 Anonymous Yardley, PA , US
47041 Tue May 27 08:12:13 EDT 2014 Anonymous Yardley, PA , US
47040 Sun May 25 12:18:36 EDT 2014 Anonymous Oakland, CA , 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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