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  2. Dear friends,

    Imidacloprid is a terrifying chemical used on much of the world’s fruits and vegetables — and it’s threatening our web of life from bees to insects.

    Now Canada could ban it. They’ve opened a public comment period to help them decide, but industry bullies are lobbying to protect their multi billion-dollar product.

    Let’s get Canada to stand strong! Add your name to the petition below with just one click, and before the comment period closes, we’ll send the government the biggest call ever to block the bullies and back the bees.

    Back the bees! Call on Canada to ban this chemical

    To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, all World Leaders and agriculture ministers:

    We call on you to immediately ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The catastrophic demise of bee colonies could put our whole food chain in danger. If you act urgently with precaution now, we could save bees from extinction.

    Back the bees! Call on Canada to ban this chemical

    Bees and insects like mayflies and midges are remarkable creatures that create the building blocks for life on Earth. Bees alone pollinate nearly three-quarters of the world’s key crops. But experts say imidacloprid is linked to colony collapse for bees and widespread loss of insect populations — threatening our natural world and our food system.

    Monsanto is vying to merge with Bayer, and Dow Chemical with DuPont. These beasts are growing in power, and pushing to keep their poison on the shelves. But Europe already stopped the use of this bee-killing chemical after Avaazers flooded ministers with thousands of messages. The next step is Canada. If we can close those markets, it could trigger a domino effect and get countries everywhere to follow suit.

    Canada’s public consultation could decide the fate of this poison — if we weigh in big, and win, it could be huge for bees worldwide! The consultation closes soon — add your name:

    Back the bees! Call on Canada to ban this chemical

    Conservationist Rachel Carson, who led the charge to ban the chemical killer DDT in the US, once wrote: “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” Let’s let the miraculous strength and beauty of the nature all around us be our inspiration to come together today and back the bees!

    With hope,

    Nell, Ari, Oli, Camille, Ricken and the Avaaz team

    More information:

    Health Canada proposes ban of controversial neonicotinoid pesticide (CBC)

    Many species of bees, butterflies are heading towards extinction — and it’ll cause our food supply to suffer (National Post)

    Canada Just Took a Big Step Toward Banning a Nasty Pesticide (Mother Jones)

    Health Canada proposes banning neonic (Western Producer)

    The Costly Lobbying War Over America’s Dying Honeybees (The Atlantic)


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