Aug 22nd, 2015
By Amy Lockwood
There’s a huge new threat to our bees – and it’s wrapped up in a secret trade deal. If we don’t stand up for our bees, the dangerous bee-killing pesticides we’ve fought so hard against could be flooding our fields again – and back for good.
The deal, called TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), isgreat news for Syngenta and the big pesticide companies. But awful news for our tiny buzzing friends and the vegetables, flowers and hedgerows they pollinate. 38 Degrees members know whose side we’re on.
That’s why hundreds of thousands of us are throwing everything at stopping the trade deal in its tracks: our pressure has delayed the talks, scrapped votes and changed politicians’ minds. And today, thousands of 38 Degrees members have volunteered to spend their day convincing their neighbours to join the campaign against TTIP.