Jul 22nd, 2015
Beyond beelief – Government gags their own pesticide experts over bee-killing pesticides
By Nat Whalley
It’s a total mess. The government’s gagged their own experts – because they’ve said no to the pesticide companies that want bee-killing toxins back on UK fields this autumn.  Now the final decision’s being made behind closed doors – with Environment Minister Liz Truss at the helm. 
Big-money pesticide companies will be throwing everything they’ve got into swinging the decision their way. So the race is on. They may have cash – but we have people power (over 440,000 of us!), and together we can persuade Liz Truss to do the right thing.
The petition to keep the ban on bee-killing pesticides has an incredible 443,000 signatures. And thousands of 38 Degrees members have emailed MPs and the ministers persuading them to stand up for our bees.  Our pressure’s working. But we’re not over the line yet.
It’s time for one last push. Please can you tweet or write on Liz Truss’ Facebook page – and ask her to stop the cover up and say no to bee-killing pesticides?
Here’s why 38 Degrees member Pauline is campaigning to protect the bees: “A world without bees is a world without humans. Bees are far too important to be killed by neonicotinoids in the interests of business and short-sightedness. We must think both short term and long term.”
 The Guardian: UK government gags advisers in bees and pesticides row:
Farmers Guardian: NFU Neonicotinoid Emergency Use Application Rejected:
 Farmers Weekly: NFU makes a second emergency request:
 38 Degrees Blog: Breaking news – Bees:
38 Degrees Blog: 435,000 say save bees: