Submitted on Sunday 10th January 2021
Rejected on Monday 11th January 2021
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Retain ban on pesticide neonicotinoid thiamethoxam in the UK, save our bees!
Bees are essential to the world’s ecosystems. We need bees to fertilise many of our crops. However, they are under pressure around the world from habitat loss and pesticide use.
A pesticide believed to kill bees has been authorised for use in England despite an EU-wide ban two years ago.
When the UK promised to back the ban, Michael Gove, then the environment secretary, said: “The weight of evidence now shows the risks neonicotinoids pose to our environment, particularly to the bees and other pollinators which play such a key part in our £100bn food industry, is greater than previously understood...Unless the evidence base changes again, the government will keep these restrictions in place after we have left the EU.”
The evidence base has not changed, retain the ban.
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