A recent scientific study has uncovered a cocktail of bee-harming pesticides in garden centre plants.
It found some retailers are selling garden plants laced with toxic neonics, including plants labelled as ‘pollinator friendly.'
9 out of 10 leading garden centres have committed to not use bee-harming neonicotinoids (neonics) on its garden centre plants.
But Homebase isn't one of them.
We need Homebase to follow B&Q, Wyevale and others to urgently investigate their supply chains and commit to banning bee-harming pesticides from their plants.
Please ask Homebase to help get toxic neonics out of garden plants.
Three key neonicotinoids (neonics) have been found to pose a ‘high acute risk to honeybees’, which resulted in a Europe-wide ban three years ago on crops attractive to bees. Since then the evidence has grown, and they’ve been found to affect bumblebees, other pollinators, and even birds.
The scientific evidence for the threat from neonics is now overwhelming. We need to have a permanent ban on neonics for all crops – including garden plants bought by consumers who want to do their bit to save the UK’s bees.
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