DDT is a chemical pesticide that was used widely across Britain, Europe and the US – until it was shown to have chronic effects on the nervous system, liver, kidneys and immune system. It was banned in Britain in 1984.
Neonicotinoids are 7,000 times more toxic than DDT
Neonicotinoid pesticides have been linked to the dramatic loss of honeybees around the world. British beekeepers have lost up to 80% of their hives in recent years, more than any other country in Europe.
Please sign our petition to get the British government to join France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia in banning these powerful pesticides, and help protect our precious bees.
Petition Closing Date: End 30th November 2012
Dear The Rt. Hon. Caroline Spelman MP,
Please ban the use of neonicotinoids and help save our precious bees
and wild pollinators.
We shall forward all your signatures on to The Rt. Hon. Caroline
Spelman MP Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
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