European Citizens’ Initiative “Save Bees and Farmers”: Towards a bee-friendly agriculture system for a healthier environment
The use of synthetic pesticides comes with devastating impacts for human and environmental health: bees, butterflies and other insects species are vanishing from our landscapes, Europe’s streams and rivers are getting polluted, and farmers, residents of agricultural areas and consumers alike are exposed to a daily cocktail of harmful chemicals. Some of these chemicals are known or suspected to cause cancer or seriously disrupt our hormone system, reproduction and development. 

Europe urgently needs a new agricultural model: one that does not depend on the use of synthetic and harmful pesticides and that restores and protects environmental health.

The European Citizens’ Initiative “Save Bees and Farmers!” is demanding a phase-out of the use of harmful synthetic pesticides by 80% in 2030 and completely by 2035. Over 775.000 Europeans have already supported the petition. 

Now we need about 225.000 signatures to reach the milestone of one million signatures by the end of September.

Then, the European Commission will have to respond to citizens’ demands to reform the current EU agricultural policy to better protect health, save bees and support farmers to transition. 

Add your voice today! Take a few minutes to sign the petition, available in: 
Share it with your own network, family and friends. Your support will make a difference!

EDC-Free Europe is a coalition of public interest groups representing more than 70 environmental, health, women’s and consumer groups across Europe who share a concern about hormone disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their impact on our health and wildlife. Visit our website or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates.  

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