More than Half a Million Londoners Protest the Killing of the Bees by Biotech

As the UK lifts ban on bee-killing pesticides

 

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photograph credit: Michael Kooren/Reuters

 

by Christina Sarich
Posted on August 22, 2015

 

This weekend you can see a host of individuals dressed as bees in Parliament Square to protest biotech’s detrimental effect on the pollinators which are so important to our food supply. The activists involved in the event are trying to bring light to the decision of the UK parliament to allow farmers to spray toxic neonicotinoids on their crops. ‘Bee Against Monsanto London’ is helping to promote the event.

Neonicotinoid use in the UK was banned for a spell, but regulators bowed to biotech pressure, despite heaps of scientific evidence suggesting that the pesticides were detrimental to pollinator health and were contributing to bee colony collapse.

As reported by The Guardian:

“Farmers will be able to use blacklisted pesticides linked to serious harm in bees after the UK government temporarily lifted an EU ban.

Opponents called the decision ‘scandalous’ and criticised the government’s secrecy, which The Guardian revealed has included gagging its own expert advisers. But prime minister David Cameron defended the move. ‘We should follow the science,’ he said.

Bees and other pollinators are essential for many crops but are in decline due to pesticides, loss of habitat and disease. Over 500,000 people signed a petition opposing the suspension of the ban.”

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Farmers are now allowed to use two new neonicotinoids on their crops for 120 days even though opponents have accused the Prime Minister of gagging its own scientific advisors about the topic.

The Parliament Square demonstration will be yet another cry for help on behalf of the bees, to accompany a petition which gained over half a million signatories who wanted to keep the ban on neonics in place, but were ignored.

Source: http://naturalsociety.com/more-than-half-a-million-londoners-protest-the-killing-of-the-bees-by-biotech/

 

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13 Responses to “More than Half a Million Londoners Protest the Killing of the Bees by Biotech”

  1. Neutrino says:

    Great headline, almost had me believing more than 500,000 people turned up at parliament square for this event. Lol what a fool I am. Just like the msm headlines. Well done

  2. Neutrino says:

    Over 500,000 Londoners signed the petition, how do you know this?

    • ferryt says:

      https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105446/

      Disgusting response to the petition you posted:

      Under UK and international law, visiting heads of foreign governments, such as Prime Minister Netanyahu, have immunity from legal process, and cannot be arrested or detained.

      The British Government has invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as head of the Israeli Government, to visit the UK in September. Under UK and international law, certain holders of high-ranking office in a State, including Heads of State, Heads of Government and Ministers for Foreign Affairs are entitled to immunity, which includes inviolability and complete immunity from criminal jurisdiction.
      We recognise that the conflict in Gaza last year took a terrible toll. As the Prime Minister said, we were all deeply saddened by the violence and the UK has been at the forefront of international reconstruction efforts. However the Prime Minister was clear on the UK’s recognition of Israel’s right to take proportionate action to defend itself, within the boundaries of international humanitarian law.

      Blah blah blah blah blah blah.

      Will these traitor puppets be forced to debate in the house of theatre?

      I hope so. For all to see.

  3. Lynn says:

    Well if they don’t start doing something soon the whole rigged game will become even clearer. The despots are made a tad too welcome here. Part of the family. As for the Farmers who’s side are they on. Time for a friendly chat me thinks.

  4. Driver47 says:

    I sympathize with the bees being killed but come on people, 500,000 people for bees what about the other problems in the UK?
    No wonder the country has gone to shit.
    And the farmers, yes I feel sorry for them also with all their land blocked off and never seen a poor one yet.

  5. yes no interlude says:

    ^^^^
    above post for Driver 47

  6. Driver47 says:

    Yes I’m for real, you think the immigrants and government give a shit about the bees?
    Sort that and save the bees.

  7. Driver47 says:

    Yes I’m for real, I’m saying prioritize
    Sort that and save the bees.

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