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The Wildlife Trusts Pesticide Petition

26 January 2021

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A pesticide identified as being harmful to bees has been authorised for farmers to use on sugar beet crops in England, the decision allowing emergency use of thiamethoxam on these crops. The pesticide is applied using a process called ‘seed dressing’, with only 5% of the pesticide reaching where it is targeted.

The Wildlife Trusts strongly oppose this decision, urging for it to be reversed by the Government and to continue with their vision for tackling the biodiversity crisis. To sign the formed petition or for further details, visit The Wildlife Trusts website: https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/74049/data/1?ea.tracking.id=AFI

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