24 hours to save bees fm Avaaz.org 今天的蜜蜂也是明日的人類

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好奇寶寶收到電子信說蜜蜂會大量死亡。。。我轉給見多識廣的芬蘭姐,看能作些什麼?

芬蘭姐馬上放下手邊工作,研究調查一番,給了我以下的回應:

 

經過上網研究過,的確,
德國最大的化學藥品公司Bayer出產的Neonicotinoids是在種子在播種前就先浸泡過的殺蟲劑,雖不會造成蜜蜂即刻死亡,但是卻使之活力減弱,逐漸死亡.Bayer公司出產的殺蟲劑Clothiamidin, Thiametoxam及Imidacloprid以前都以Gaucho或Poncho的名義上市,也早在2003到2004在法國被要求禁止使用,不過只要是繼續施行單一作物或慣行農法,不使用殺蟲劑幾乎不可能,所以這次就算禁了,也還是會以各種可能的形式出現.
我好奇的是,美國的蜜蜂在2002年起就大量死亡,其他各國也是,殺蟲劑不只有Bayer出產,這個簽署運動是怎樣形成的
蜜蜂死亡是一個嚴重的問題,沒有了蜜蜂我們就幾乎不可能有蔬果可吃,但是造成蜜蜂死亡的原因也很多,除了殺蟲劑之外還有種種的可能,像氣候變暖,蜜蜂感染瓦螨,或者基改作物等等....
要真正拯救蜜蜂,只有朝著永續農業的方向走才有可能,而今天的蜜蜂也是明日的人類

 

芬蘭姐告訴我這是農業安全問題,不是動保問題。好奇寶寶任性的認為,不管是什麼問題,只要有芬蘭姐知道這個訊息,只要寶寶將這個訊息傳播出去,一定有機會到有能力的人的手邊,做出一些改變。


Dear friends, 

Pesticides are killing bees and threatening our food supply. In 24 hours, shareholders at the biggest chemical producer, Bayer, could vote to stop their toxic production. Massive public pressure has forced this debate at their Annual General Meeting, now let’s make sure they vote to stop the pesticides and save the bees.Sign the emergency petition: 

Sign the petition

Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But if Bayer stops selling one group of pesticides, we could save bees from extinction.

Four European countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. But Bayer, the largest producer of neonicotinoids, has lobbied hard to keep them on the market. Now, massive global pressure from Avaaz and others has forced them to consider the facts -- and in 24 hours, Bayer shareholders will vote on a motion that could stop these toxic chemicals. Let’s all act now and shame the shareholders to stop killing bees. 

The pressure is working, and this is our best chance to save the bees. Sign the urgent petition and send this to everyone -- let's reach half a million signers and deliver it directly to shareholders tomorrow in Germany!

http://www.avaaz.org/en/bayer_save_the_bees_db/?vl

Bees don't just make honey, they are vital to life on earth, every year pollinating 90% of plants and crops -- with an estimated $40bn value, over one-third of the food supply in many countries. Without immediate action to save bees, many of our favourite fruits, vegetables, and nuts could vanish from our shelves.

Recent years have seen a steep and disturbing global decline in bee populations -- some bee species are already extinct and some US species are at just 4% of their previous numbers. Scientists have been scrambling for answers. Some studies claim the decline may be due to a combination of factors including disease, habitat loss and toxic chemicals. But increasingly, independent research has produced strong evidence blaming neonicotinoid pesticides. France, Italy, Slovenia and even Germany, where the main manufacturer Bayer is based, have banned one of these bee killers. But, Bayer continues to export its poison across the world.

This issue is now coming to the boil as major new studies have confirmed the scale of this problem. If we can get Bayer shareholders to act, we could shut down once and for all Bayer’s influence on policy-makers and scientists. The real experts -- the beekeepers and farmers -- want these deadly pesticides prohibited until and unless we have solid, independent studies that show they are safe. Let's support them now.Sign the urgent petition to Bayer shareholders now, then forward this email:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/bayer_save_the_bees_db/?vl

We can no longer leave our delicate food chain in the hands of research run by the chemical companies and the regulators that are in their pockets. Banning this pesticide will move us closer to a world safe for ourselves and the other species we care about and depend on.

With hope,

Alice, Antonia, Mia, Luis, Ricken, Stephanie, Pascal, Iain, Ari and the whole Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION

Studies fault Bayer in bee die-off (Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0406/Studies-fault-Bayer-in-bee-die-off

2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/science/neocotinoid-pesticides-play-a-role-in-bees-decline-2-studies-find.html?_r=1

Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists’ red flags (Grist)
http://grist.org/politics/food-2010-12-10-leaked-documents-show-epa-allowed-bee-toxic-pesticide/

Bayer’s Annual Stockholder’s Meeting (ASM website)
http://www.asm2012.bayer.com/en/counter-motions.aspx

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真的好樣也只有徹底走向永續農業才能解決問題

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