Bees vs Big Pharmaceuticals

Honey Bee gathering nectar

Honey Bee by Julia Wilkins (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A recent decision by the EU to impose a temporary ban on 3 chemicals suspected as being partially responsible for recent bee colony die offs has drawn the ire of two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, both who are affected by the pesticide ban.  The result is that both Syngenta and Bayer are taking the EU to court in a lawsuit intended to reverse the ban.

For those interested, sumofus.org has an online petition that interested persons can sign to add their name to protest the companies’ attempt to get the pesticides back on the market in Europe.

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