There are an estimated 385 million cases of acute pesticide
poisonings each year.
That means about 44% of farmers and agricultural workers
around the world are poisoned annually. And those numbers
could rise if we don’t stop Bayer’s latest power grab.
Right now, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
is trying to create a formal partnership with CropLife International
-- the mega lobbying group that represents Bayer, Cargill, Syngenta
and over 300 other pesticide companies.
Allies tell us that an announcement of the deal can come as early
as this month unless we stop this #ToxicAlliance.
the petition demanding that FAO stop the #ToxicAlliance with
CropLife’s sole purpose is to advocate for the use of its
members’ products — which are hazardous pesticides and genetically
modified seeds. For decades, these products have locked
farmers into ever-escalating pesticide use, and
systematically undermined the rights and welfare of the majority of
the world’s food producers.
Vladimir, unless we stop this #ToxicAlliance, the
companies that are poisoning farmers worldwide will get
unprecedented access to power at the United Nations.
the global movement to save our food systems from Bayer, Cargill,
Syngenta, and the other CropLife companies.
SumOfUs members have worked for years to rid fields and
gardens of pesticides -- from pushing for bans on neonics
to getting glyphosate off store shelves. We can’t let the
manufacturers of these harmful poisons lobby their way to greater
Instead of partnering with CropLife, FAO should support
people-led, sustainable farming that mitigates climate change and
reduces world hunger.