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Stop allowing the bee-killing pesticide to be reintroduced

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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Stop allowing the bee-killing pesticide to be reintroduced

Petition Details

The British government will be allowing EU banned pesticides Neonicotinoid Thiamethoxam to be used on crops during 2021. We must not reintroduce this pesticide, or we will see the heightened decline of a vital species as well as a major loss in profit for the economy.

Additional Information

Since the ban on Neonicotinoids in the EU, there has not been any dramatic decrease in crop yield as predicted. This pesticide is lethal to bees and other pollinators which our environment desperately needs to pollinate flora and fauna. Pollinators, according to the Bee Coalition, are responsible for a net £690 million worth of crops annually in the UK, more than what the Royal Family provide. They are essential for the efficient pollination of crops, such as oilseed rape, tomatoes and apples.

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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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