Saturday, 6 April 2013

Pesticide Ban

As most of my regular readers know - I support 38 degrees - and their petitions and campaigns. Recently an important parliamentary committee said the pesticides that are being blamed for killing our bees should stop being used. 

Ban pesticides linked to bee deaths, say MPs Click Here

The MP's all agree with our government scientists and other government scientists across Europe that these pesticides are a danger to bees. However, 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.

Owen William Paterson is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 2012 and the Member of Parliament for North Shropshire since 1997.

The petition to protect our bees is growing fast, more than 100,000 of 38 Degrees members  and supporters 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. 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.

If we can get the petition to over 150,000 38 degrees have got something rather special planned. We’ll build a mock-up ‘mountain of evidence’ and wheel it right to his doorstep so that he can’t ignore it.

38 Degrees members have a great record on protecting wildlife and the environment. Bees pollinate apples, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes, cauliflower, onions, cabbage, broccoli, carrots and many many more of our fruit and veg. For a list Click Here

Please, can you sign the petition too?   Click Here to Sign.


1 comment:

  1. I will sign the petition as this type of pesticide has been suspected for quite some time. Owen Patterson however is the same arrogant dipstick that allowed infected Ash trees into the Country beyond the point where anything could be done about it. His skin is so thick I doubt even 150,000 signatures will make him listen.


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