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Walter Haefeker: Protect Our Honeybees- Boycott Bayer

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There is a growing body of evidence that neonicotinoids are a major factor in the rapidly declining global bee losses. These chemicals also have a negative impact on human health as proven by the research conducted by Dr. Henk Tennekes and described in A Disaster In The Making. Honeybees are key pollinators that we depend upon in agriculture and as such remains an issue for the entire world. Many citizens are upset about the failure of politicians and regulators to stand up to corporate interests when it comes to protecting our health and the environment. It seems that we are powerless in the face of corporate power of the coal industry or the agrochemical industry. In whatever is left of our democracies, the choices we would like to make are not on the ballot. But there may be one "ballot" left to us: the dollar, the euro, the yen. Therefore, they are encouraging the public to take action by participating in a boycott of Bayer products.On April 27, there will be a demonstration by representatives from the international beekeeping community in Germany at Bayer's Corporate Headquarters regarding this issue. Professional beekeeper, Walter Haefeker, who has been serving as President of the European Professional Beekeepers Association (EPBA) will also be participating.Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Walter Haefeker to discu