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To: UK Government

Reinstate the ban on insect-damaging neonicotinoid thiamethoxam on all crops.

Reinstate the ban on insect-damaging neonicotinoid thiamethoxam on all crops.

We ask that the recent decision to allow the use of the insect-damaging neonicotinoid thiamethoxam on sugarbeet is reversed. It isn't allowed routinely in the European Union and should not be used here either. We were promised there would be no lowering of environmental standards as part of Brexit changes.

Why is this important?

Bees & other insects are proven to be hurt by neonicotinoids. They are also threatened by climate change & pollution. Insects are vital for a healthy environment, including for growing food. Will sugar beet farmers & users of UK produced sugar still be able to export their products to the EU?
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bees-kill-pesticide-insect-sugar-neonic-b1784693.html https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees/bees-and-neonicotinoids-problem

How it will be delivered

I expect to email the petition - unless the Government publicly changes its mind.

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Reasons for signing

  • At a time when a number of the pre-existing conditions that mean Co-vid is more serious are dietary in origin the Government is out to ensure we don't go short of sugar!
  • Lazy crop management
  • We need to protect our environment

Updates

2021-01-12 19:31:24 +0000

500 signatures reached

2021-01-10 12:18:20 +0000

100 signatures reached

2021-01-10 10:31:35 +0000

50 signatures reached

2021-01-10 09:13:09 +0000

25 signatures reached

2021-01-10 00:21:06 +0000

10 signatures reached