File Under Irony: Anti-Neonic Campaign Threatens to Reduce the Planting of Pollinator-Friendly Plants

November 27, 2017

From: Horticulture Week

RHS considers withdrawing Perfect for Pollinators

by Matthew Appleby

The RHS is considering the future of its Perfect for Pollinators logo and whether it should withdraw it from the market since it cannot “police” how plants are grown.

The move follows the publication of a study from University of Sussex’s Professor Dave Goulson earlier this year which claimed to have found ‘bee-friendly’ plants for sale with traces of one of the three neonicotinoid-based insecticide products banned by the EU (imidacloprid, thiamethoxam or clothianidin).

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