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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This petition has a goal of 50000 signatures
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Number Date Name Location Feel free to include your ...
47086 3 years ago Patricia Fishtein san diego, CA , US I will now boycott Bayer products
47085 3.1 years ago Anonymous
47084 3.2 years ago Jacqui Harman Grouville, ot , GB
47083 3.2 years ago George Louis St Lawrence , ot , GB
47082 3.2 years ago Anonymous CA , US
47081 3.2 years ago Anonymous Reseda, CA , US I will boycott your products and will influence others to do the same!
47080 3.2 years ago Lucas Brown GAYLORD, MI , US
47079 3.2 years ago Lucas Brown GAYLORD, MI , US
47078 3.2 years ago Anonymous
47077 3.3 years ago Bina Israni South San Francisco, CA , US
47076 3.3 years ago Kamala Geer WA , US STOP KILLING BEES
47075 3.3 years ago Kat Owyang CA , US
47074 3.3 years ago Waldir Martins Brasilia, ot , BR
47073 3.3 years ago AnneMarie Call San Jose, CA , US
47072 3.3 years ago Scott Ripley MANSFIELD CENTER, CT , US
47071 3.3 years ago Damien McLeod Key Largo, FL , US
47070 3.4 years ago Susan Brown La Mesa, CA , US
47069 3.4 years ago Anonymous Singapore, SG
47068 3.4 years ago Vanessa Richmond louisville, KY , US
47067 3.4 years ago Meaghan sharrard portland, OR , US
47066 3.4 years ago Beth Janssen CO , US Listen to the bees and you will hear in their buzz, "if you take us down, we'll take you with us..."
47065 3.4 years ago bounis michael orléans, GB
47064 3.4 years ago Philippe Grandgui GB
47063 3.4 years ago Wilmer Santos Los Angeles, CA , US
47062 3.4 years ago Jared Lowndes West rosebud, ot , AU
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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