Garden centres urged drop bug killer to protect bees

Guardian: Garden centres are being urged to withdraw products which contain a type of pesticide linked to bee declines. In its latest product guide, Ethical Consumer magazine said that nine of the UK’s leading garden centres including B&Q and Homebase were selling Provado Ultimate Bug Killer which contains a neonicotinoid chemical known as thiacloprid. Environmental campaigners say that while thiacloprid is less toxic to bees than three other neonicotinoid pesticides which have been banned for use on......

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