Scientists say there is no safe dose of this chemical which doesn't increase the chance of brain damage. It’s so dangerous that the EU just banned it.
Say hello to chlorpyrifos: just one of many pesticides that we could end up eating every day, if the UK does a toxic trade deal with the US.
Donald Trump wants the UK to dump laws and regulations that keep the worst pesticides in the world out of Britain, so American corporate mega-farms can spray what they want and sell it here.
Despite the chaos of Covid-19, trade negotiations just started up again. If you add your name today, you’ll show Boris Johnson and his negotiators that ordinary people want to save our precious pesticide laws from Trump -- but we need to move fast.
UK pesticide standards are far from perfect -- but they’re still some of the strongest in the world. Strict limits on the amount of pesticides allowed in our food keep us safe everyday -- but Trump wants measures like these gone.
It’s not just human health that’s at risk. Banned bee-killing pesticides could make a comeback -- like the notorious fipronil and neonicotinoids. Our struggling bees won’t stand a chance.
This mammoth trade deal could do untold damage to the UK. But people power has stopped toxic trade deals like TTIP before -- with enough of us onboard, we’ll do it again.
A new trade deal with the US has been on the cards since Brexit. Covid-19 slowed trade negotiations --but they just re-started -- even though Parliament and the whole country is still locked in chaos.
Boris Johnson’s government already wanted to rush this deal through and stop MPs from looking too closely at it. While everyone is distracted by the Covid-19 catastrophe, we’re in even greater danger of a secret deal that dumps our protections against toxic pesticides.
If we don’t fight for our pesticide standards now, every time we pick up an apple in the supermarket we’ll wonder whether it contains a 400 times higher level of pesticides than before Brexit. But we’d have no way of even knowing!
And it’s not just pesticides -- American corporations are salivating over the chance to sink their teeth into our NHS and every other area of our economy. And the same deal could put chlorine washed chicken and beef pumped with hormones on our supermarket shelves.
A huge surge of people power is what it’ll take to make sure Boris and his negotiators don’t trade away our protections and public services for the sake of a quick deal. Can you add your name?
Tell negotiators: don’t sell off our pesticide laws!