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Completely ban the use of the pesticide neonicotinoid thiamethoxam.

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 the pesticide neonicotinoid thiamethoxam.

Petition Details

Upon exiting the EU, the government promised to uphold the ban on this pesticide due to its damaging impact on bees and the wider environment. The government has now reneged on this promise to allow for "limited" use to ensure slightly cheaper sugar.

Additional Information

Any relaxation to allow for limited use will only lead to even laxer laws on the use of this damaging pesticide. This decision is environmentally regressive and will cause severe impacts on the bee population who play an important role as pollinators and lead to other lasting damage to the environment and agriculture industry. The government should re-evaluate its relaxation of this ban and uphold their promise before irreversible damage is done to the environment.

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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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