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thanks for posting this. i've signed this and passed it on. x
It's criminal!! Power & money has obviously corrupted basic ethics. I was always told as a youngster that if all the bees died the planet could not survive. Anyone else got some words of wisdom to pass on and make more people aware please post them
I have also signed it.
Avaaz and 38Degrees have acheived unthinable successes by highlighting big business & political agendas which ride rough-sgod over the week and defenceless to ordinary people and giving us a chance to make our voices heard.
Let's hope that they can do the same for the bees and shame Bayer and their shareholders into behaving responsibly towards the planet.
There's always hope!
A wise 12-year-old once said to me, 'If you don't say anything, they'll think you don't mind.'
Had never heard of Avaaz before, I have now.
If anyone missed Countryfile this evening, there was a whole section given to the problems facing bee populations etc. (You can probably catch it on iPlayer).
What I found surprising was the fact that the seeds of Oil Seed Rape were coated with systemic insecticide, which mean that pollinators were taking up the toxin when they did the job they were supposed to do ie pollinate the flowers to set seed.
What a crazy system! Will follow the link and add my name to the petition btw.
Signed. Shame no notice was taken of the original petition.
Since Irene Mac posted the original link I have chosen to hear about campaigns from Avaaz. They are currently canvassing support for another stance against neo-nicotinoids, if anyone is interested.
Thank you Dove and Sam. I don't usually go in for this sort of thing but from what I have learnt over the last 10 months I think Avaaz uses the internet in a positive way and tries to tell those who run things that us little people DO mind what is done to our planet and its inhabitants.