"The World Community Film Festival is screening the film 'The Vanishing of the Bees''http://wcdescv.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/vanishing-of-the-bees-86-min-2010/ which has played a good part in stirring up the huge worldwide response to the Avaaz petition calling for an end to the use of pesticides toxic to bees in North American and Europe.
In the spirit of our festival which tries to motivate people to action, please read the Avaaz statement below and consider joining the over 500,000 people calling for this ban.
Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But a global ban of one group of pesticides could save bees from extinction.
Four European countries have begun banning the poisons, and some bee populations are recovering. But chemical companies are lobbying hard to keep all killer pesticides on the market. A global outcry now for a ban in the US and EU, where debate is raging, could provoke a total ban and a ripple effect around the world.
Let’s build a giant global buzz calling for these dangerous chemicals to be outlawed in the US and EU until and unless they are proved to be safe. Sign the petition to save bees and our crops and send this to everyone:
From Wayne Bradley, co-conspirator at Tidechange.ca and World Community.
BTW, I have it on good faith that Tidechange.ca is about to voluntarily undergo a serious and belated upgrade. Keep your eyes peeled…