Here is one form of solidarity and environmental activism that will not take much of your time. Please consider signing on to this international campaign by:
(a) going to <www.stop-paraquat.net> and voting,
(b) endorsing the campaign by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(c) spreading the word by forwarding this email to others.
Together with the Berne Declaration and 36 (inter-) national organizations I ask you to support the case against paraquat. The herbicide of the Swiss multinational corporation Syngenta poisons ten thousands of people every year. Paraquat is the world’s most controversial herbicide. Not approved for use in Switzerland since 1990 because of the risks associated with it, paraquat is increasingly used in developing countries by plantation workers and small farmers to kill weeds.
Ten thousands poison themselves every year because they lack of protective equipment and clothing or insufficient information. And thousands die a painful accidental death or commit suicide. There is no antidote.
The agrochemical corporation Syngenta of Switzerland sells hundreds of millions of Swiss Francs worth of paraquat every year – putting lives at risk all over the world. The Berne Declaration, an independent Swiss organization, calls on
people everywhere to publicly condemn the inhuman business practices of
the Swiss corporation.
Please support our online petition at http://www.stop-paraquat.net .
Time is short: we need the support of at least 50,000 people by the end
of the year. Please forward this e-mail to all your friends and acquaintances. There
must be many more people out there, who are unhappy about a Swiss
corporation putting lives at risk for the sake of a greater profit.
Thank you for your participation!