#Save the bees
Help ban the neonics!Join us!
5 December 2017
Official launch of the Save the Bees Coalition
The Save the Bees Coalition is a platform of European NGOs working to achieve a ban on neonicotinoids in the European Union. The Coalition also aims at implementing a better protection of pollinators against pesticides in general.
Neonicotinoids and other pesticides are major factors causing the decline in populations of honey bees, wild bees and other pollinators. This jeopardises our food sustainability and biodiversity. Neonicotinoids have been authorised more than 20 years ago because their impacts on bees were not fully assessed as the procedures for testing the safety of pesticides used rules that were partly written by the pesticide industry itself.
In March 2017, the European Commission proposed to EU Member States to ban the use of the 3 most toxic neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam). Member States will vote on this proposal within a few months, to decide whether to ban neonicotinoids or not. This is a momentum that civil society has to embrace to finally, after more than 20 years of biodiversity destruction, obtain a full ban on neonicotinoids.
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« Pollinators contribute to the production of more than 80% of cultivated plants. Without them, some of our healthiest food, including most fruits and vegetables would be hard to produce and more expensive Without them, more than 80% of wild plants could not reproduce… »Join us!
join the coaliton
As an NGO, you can join our coalition by filling in the form, we will provide you with information to help you acting at your own level and make a change!
As an individual, please consult the list of national NGOs that are already part of the coalition. If your country does not appear, please contact Johanna (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will indicate you how to make things move in your own country !