Saturday, March 9, 2013

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

Click here to tell Bayer to take this product off the market.

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.

Join RootsAction and SumOfUs in signing this petition to Bayer now.

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.

Bayer will feel the pinch if you join RootsAction and SumOfUs in demanding
an end to its bee killing by clicking here.

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-- The team

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Piven, and many others.

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