Food for Thought

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A shocking new United Nations study finds that bees, butterflies and other pollinators are in even greater danger than we previously thought – and may even be at risk of extinction.

Conducted by a top team of 70 UN scientists, the report is the first-ever global study on the health of bees and other pollinators. And the results are much, much worse than many expected.

Meanwhile, Bayer, one of the world’s biggest producers of bee-killing pesticides, is SUING the European Commission to lift its ban on the pesticides that are driving bees toward extinction.

The group, SumOfUs.org is organizing a major action to demand that Bayer drop its suit and stop killing bees. Readers are invited to chip in as little as CA$1 to help save the bees before they’re gone forever. To donate, click here.

Without bees and other pollinators, the world will face a global food crisis. Almost 90 per cent of all flowering plants rely on pollinators – including 75 per cent of the world’s food crops.

In other words, when bees die, people starve.

Of course, we’ve known for a long time that bee populations are in decline. But this study shows that the threat of global extinction has risen to a whole new level.

It’s perhaps the biggest wake-up call we’ve gotten yet – and that’s why we’re demanding that the world’s largest producers of bee-killing pesticides take these deadly products off the market.

From Paul, Jon and the team at SumOfUs, “Thanks for all you do.”

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