This video from the USA says about itself:
Tell Bayer: Stop Killing Our Bees
15 September 2015
America’s bees are dying at some of the highest rates ever, struggling to survive a deluge of next-generation pesticides called “neonics” unleashed by multinational chemical giants like Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer — the world’s largest manufacturer of these bee-killing chemicals. Why is this a problem? One out of every three bites of food we eat relies on bees for pollination. Tell Bayer’s CEO to save our bees and stop selling highly toxic neonic pesticides in the U.S. Take action here.
From Avaaz today:
It’s not only bad business to allow one company to grow this huge, it’s against the law. And two little known regulators in the US and Europe can stop the deal. The problem is they’re being pounded by lobbying from two of the world’s most powerful corporations and a President hell-bent on seeing the deal succeed.
Only a massive movement like ours can counter the assault.
We beat Monsanto twice last year in exactly this way, but this time we need unprecedented numbers to show the regulators people everywhere want to stop a megaplan backed by President Trump. Add your name:
Monsanto and Bayer combined would dominate global crops and pesticides, and control our food system! And these are companies that have poisoned bee populations, river water, food and created seeds that die after one generation so that small farmers remain loyal customers under crippling debt.
Bayer and Monsanto met with Trump before he took office and he released a statement afterwards taking credit for large pieces of the merger megaplan. But luckily the EU’s competition commissioner still has the power to block the deal and the US antitrust chief can file a lawsuit if they decide it goes against the public interest.
Both regulators are under massive pressure to waive the deal through. But we’ve foiled this kind of contract before. Let’s build a call so strong that these public defenders move to protect the common good:
Click to stop this monster marriage made in hell
We already blocked the license renewal of Monsanto’s biggest product, glyphosate, and helped ban one of Bayer’s bee-killing pesticides in Europe. Let’s show them that even if they try to team up, we will stand up and fight together for our health, our food, our farms, and our earth.
Pascal, Nick, Dalia, Alice, Bert, Danny and the rest of the Avaaz team
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A CHEMICAL IN A POPULAR MONSANTO WEED KILLER Has been added to a list of cancer-causing chemicals. [Reuters]
INSIDE THE ‘WEED KILLER CRISIS’ “As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away.” [Reuters]
Agriculture: Warning signs over the planned Monsanto-Bayer merger: here.