30 Jan '13, 4pm

Fantastic news: Homebase is removing #pesticides linked to #bee decline from their shelves

Now Homebase acts on pesticides and bees 30 January 2013 Homebase today (Wednesday 30 January 2013) became the latest retailer to take action on neonicotinoid chemicals linked to bee decline. In a statement sent to Friends of the Earth the store said: "As a precautionary measure Homebase have removed from sale the Bayer Lawn Grub Killer which contains imidacloprid." The withdrawal follows similar moves by B&Q and Wickes revealed by Friends of the Earth yesterday. Friends of the Earth's Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: "It's fantastic news that major retailers are removing pesticides linked to bee decline from their shelves. "It's time for the Government to act responsibly too - Ministers must suspend from sale the three neonicotinoids named by European food safety experts earlier this month. "David Cameron must also introduce a National Bee Action Plan to protect t...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/now_homebase...

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