The rapid rate of dying in the bee population is threatening to make this specie extinct; scientists are warning that the worst case scenario is becoming a reality. Activists are doing everything they can to convince the authorities in France to ban the use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, warning them if this practice continues we’ll reach a point of no-return.
As hard as everyone fights, it seems that the decline in the bee population remains in the shadows of the corporate interests and the big companies are doing everything in their power to stop the ban from coming into effect.
“Britain and Germany have caved into the industry lobby and refused to ban bee-killing pesticides,” said Iain Keith, at campaign group Avaaz. “Today’s vote flies in the face of science and public opinion and maintains the disastrous chemical armageddon on bees, which are critical for the future of our food.”
So far, in France, more than 300,000 bee colonies have already died and the annual mortality rates are rising up to 80%. In 2014, the overall bee production has dropped to its lowest level in 20 years.
It’s clear why Bayer and the other pesticide companies aren’t so keen on this proposed ban, these bee-killing pesticides are making them rich and investing in new technologies costs. But we shouldn’t sit still and let the big corporations do as they please because their actions are affecting our entire planet as a whole.
The pesticides companies’ first move was to file a lawsuit against France’s neonics ban, stating that it’s a violation EU rules and the principle of free enterprise. However, there is no violation of “principles of free enterprise’ because the EU laws allow the ban.
This was just their way of trying to postpone the ban a while longer so that they can take advantage and profit from it. Their lawsuit was completely unfounded and got dismissed, as expected, but they’ll soon think of another way to prolong the status quo and profit some more while they can.
For years, bee activists have been fighting for the preservation of the colonies and have won some major battles so far. There’s still more to go, but the hard-won victories just demonstrate the power of the people and the power of unity! United we can do everything we set our mind on, divided we fall. They can’t stop us if we are strong in the numbers so join our cause now.
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