From 38 degrees …..
“This morning, an important parliamentary committee said the pesticides that are being blamed for killing our bees should stop being used. They agree with scientists and other governments across Europe that these pesticides are a danger to bees.
But Owen Paterson, the environment minister, is refusing to listen to the mounting scientific evidence. In just a few weeks he will vote on whether these pesticides should be taken out of use across Europe. Last time he refused to vote in favour. This time let’s make sure he votes to protects our bees.
The petition to protect our bees is growing fast, more than 100,000 of us, including you, have now signed it. If we can grow the petition even larger, we can send a message that he’s not only going against science, but he’s going against public opinion too.
Please can you forward this to your friends and ask them to sign the petition too? They can sign the petition here:
Bees pollinate apples, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes, cauliflower, onions, cabbage, broccoli, carrots and many many more of our fruit and veg. France and Italy have already taken steps to ban these pesticides but our minister is putting his head in the sand.
With this new report, Owen’s refusal to act looks even more ridiculous. Even his fellow MPs are saying these pesticides should stop being used.He talks a lot about protecting our bees, but his actions seem to do nothing but protect the pesticide industry’s profits.