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Continue the ban of deadly neonicotinoid pesticide Thiamethoxam on all crops

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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Continue the ban of deadly neonicotinoid pesticide Thiamethoxam on all crops

Petition Details

The UK government has approved insect-killing pesticide Thiamethoxam. We were promised that Brexit would not compromise our environmental standards and they have already gone back on their word. They should urgently reverse their plans to roll out Thiamethoxam - it was banned for a reason.

Additional Information

Food webs are at higher risk of contamination than has been previously recognised, with long-lasting toxicity.

The knock-on effect that this pesticide will have on wildlife will be detrimental, not only affecting insect pollinators, but birds, aquatic inverts and mammals.

We rely on pollinating insects for 3/4 of our crop species, surely the government should be prioritising and promoting conservation at a time where half of the world's insects have disappeared it seems like a strange decision to make.

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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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