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Ban the use of the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam.

Submitted on Saturday 9th January 2021

Rejected on Monday 11th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Ban the use of the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam.

Petition Details

We are at environmental crisis point . The authority for emergency use of the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam in England must be withdrawn.

Additional Information

In 2018 Michael Gove said: “the weight of evidence now shows the risks neonicotinoids pose to our environment, particularly to pollinators which play such a key part in our £100bn food industry, is greater than previously understood and "We cannot afford to put our environmental standards at risk" . He promised that environmental standards will not “slip lower” than those of the EU post-Brexit yet only 9 days in and our environmental standards are being eroded

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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