PAN-UK's Supermarkets and Pesticides Rankings

Update (25 Jan 2022) A quick update on our post below from 2 Dec 2021. We were grateful to have the opportunity to meet with PAN-UK's Pesticide-Free Towns team on 20 Dec to discuss their pesticide-free supermarkets campaign including the concern that we expressed our post regarding the lack of emphasis on non-gardening pesticides in their study. This was a very useful meeting that helped us to understand why only gardening chemicals were included in their questionnaires to s

Waitrose's toxic gardening section: supermarkets need to stop normalising synthetic pesticides

Why is Waitrose still selling #pesticides when they made a big show of removing glyphosate from their shelves in 2016? The gardening section of the #Cambridge#Hauxton Road #Waitrose branch looks like this! Please write to your local supermarket to ask them to stop selling this stuff. The sale of #pesticides in #supermarkets normalises the association between gardening and toxic chemicals and the destruction of nature.. In the midst of our biodiversity crisis, we are witnessi

Seasonal aisle in Sainsbury's: chocolate eggs, santas and pesticides

What a reflection of the warped relationship between humans and 'nature' when the gardening shelves in supermarkets consist mainly of synthetic #insecticides and #herbicides. This is the 'seasonal' aisle in #Sainsbury's (#Eddington branch, #Cambridge) whose content rotates throughout the year as follows: 1. October-December: chocolate Santas and Christmas gifts. 2. Jan-March: chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. 3. April-November: #PESTICIDES and other 'outdoor' equipment. How