30 Jan '13, 8am

.@wwwfoecouk #bee campaign secures major victory as retailers promise to stop selling neonic #pesticides:

Two of the UK's largest hardware retailers, B&Q and Wickes, yesterday confirmed they are to stop stocking pesticides that have been linked to the decline in bee populations across the UK. The move represents a major victory for Friends of the Earth's "Bee Cause" campaign, which yesterday also saw a petition with over 64,000 signatures delivered to Downing Street that calls on the government to develop a new National Bee Action Plan. FURTHER READING Beijing orders shutdown of over 100 factories in smog battle Firms urged to countdown to Earth Hour Bee populations have been in decline for several years raising fears about the huge potential impact of bee deaths on pollination cycles and food production. Earlier this month a report from the European Food Safety Authority identified a number of risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2239915/b-q-and-wick...

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