Submitted on Sunday 10th January 2021
Rejected on Monday 11th January 2021
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Ban the production and use of Neonicotinoid pesticides
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.
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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