Retailers remove products containing neonicotinoids
29 January 2013
Following news that Wickes and B&Q have removed two products containing harmful neonicotinoids from their shelves, Peter Melchett, Policy Director at the Soil Association said;
“We hope this is the beginning of the end for neonicotinoids. The Soil Association has been calling for the removal of neonicotinoids from garden centres since 2010 and we are very pleased Wickes and B&Q have taken action to remove these two harmful products.
A recent EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) report labels neonicotinoids as an unacceptable danger to bees, which we think means they should not be on sale to the general public at all. A recent report commissioned by the pesticide industry shows that neonicotinoids are now very widely used in UK agriculture, and that must stop.
The Soil Association will now be calling on consumers to join us and take action by writing to retailers and garden centres asking them to remove all products containing neonics from their shelves"
Show your support at www.soilassociation.org/bees