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Completely Ban The Use Of Neonicotinoid Thiamethoxam, A Pesticide Deadly To Bees

Submitted on Sunday 10th January 2021

Rejected on Monday 11th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Completely Ban The Use Of Neonicotinoid Thiamethoxam, A Pesticide Deadly To Bees

Petition Details

Completely ban the use of pesticide products containing neonicotinoid thiamethoxam, including the limited usage granted by the enviroment secretary this week for treating sugar beet crops.

Additional Information

Neonicotinoids pose a significant environmental risk, particularly to bees and other pollinators. The UK bee population is already in crisis and we must do everything we can to protect them and other pollinating insects, as they perform a vital role in the growth of our crops. Even though the exception granted this week is limited, it sets a dangerous precedent that the pesticide will be allowed to be used in the future. This must not happen.

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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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