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Stop the authorisation and use of pesticides believed to kill bees in the UK.

Submitted on Tuesday 12th January 2021

Rejected on Tuesday 12th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Stop the authorisation and use of pesticides believed to kill bees in the UK.

Petition Details

Stop the emergency authorisation of the use of a bee-killing pesticide - a product containing neonicotinoid thiamethoxam - on sugar beet and other crops in the UK.

Additional Information

The government must stop the use of neonicotinoids in the UK due to the significant environmental risks they pose for bees and other species of insects - particularly pollinators. Insects perform vital roles in the pollination of crops & wildflowers, and nutrient recycling, but have suffered drastic declines. Evidence suggests at least 50% of insects have been lost since 1970, and 41% of insect species are now 'threatened with extinction'. Use of neonicotinoids will only exacerbate this situation.

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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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Continue the ban on the use of Neonicotinoids

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