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Ban the production and use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

Submitted on Sunday 10th January 2021

Rejected on Monday 11th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Ban the production and use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

Petition Details

Environment secretary George Eustice has agreed to let a product containing the neonicotinoid thiamethoxam to treat sugar beet seed this year in an effort to protect the crop from a virus. This will be devastating for our bee population. Ban the production and usage of all Neonicotinoid pesticides.

Additional Information

Neonicotinoids pose a significant environmental risk, particularly to bees and other pollinators.

A third of the UK bee population is thought to have vanished in a decade, yet up to three-quarters of crop species are pollinated by bees, studies show.

A 2017 study of 33 oilseed rape sites in the UK, Germany and Hungary found a link between higher levels of neonicotinoid residues and lower bee reproduction, with fewer queens in bumblebee hives and fewer egg cells in solitary bee nests.


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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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Overturn the decision to allow the use of neonicotinoid pesticides
petition.parliament.uk/petitions/569214

Continue the ban on the use of Neonicotinoids
petition.parliament.uk/petitions/563943

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