THE TIME IS RUNNING OUT – THE INIATIVE WILL END WITH SEPTEMBER 30TH!
Our biodiversity is at risk as never before. That is why the European Commission set a target in the "Green Deal" to reduce the use of pesticides by 50%.
The pesticide industry, their allies in the European Parliament and national governments are attacking this historic target.
Never before has it been so important for EU citizens to raise their voices against the use of pesticides.
Demand the phase-out of pesticides now!
The “Save Bees and Farmers!” European Citizens’ Initiative alliance is a growing network of currently over 140 environmental NGOs, farmer and beekeeper organisations, charitable foundations and scientific institutions distributed throughout the European Union, working together to reconcile agriculture, health and biodiversity.
The alliance was initiated by civil society organisations working in the fields of agriculture, health and environmental protection. They found that times were ripe for making ambitious political demands concerning agriculture and biodiversity. The bulk of mounting scientific evidence stressing the crucial nexus between intensive agriculture, biodiversity collapse, climate change, and a rapid decrease in family farms, leaves no other choice but a rapid change in food production systems.
The “Save Bees and Farmers!” ECI alliance’s vision is that of a European Union in which agriculture is a vector of people’s well-being in terms of employment, health and biodiversity recovery. We wish to redevelop vibrant rural areas where small-scale farms provide decent employment to villagers while producing healthy food in balance with nature, enabling biodiversity to heal from the environmental disaster caused by the emission of agrochemicals on our land for decades.
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