The environmental group said: "The science on the threat they pose to bees and other wildlife is stronger than ever and that predictions by opponents of the restrictions that there would be devastating and widespread crop losses in their absence have proved unfounded."
Friends of the earth's view is contested by the NFU, Defra, HTA and other industry bodies.
Friends of the Earth has used Waitrose head of sustainability Quentin Clark to back up its view. Clark said: "In 2013 Waitrose prohibited the use of the three restricted neonicotinoids in our own supply chain ahead of the EU ban. This was a two year project in which we have made significant progress. We are aware of the current reviews but have no plans to change our commitment to full removal on crops that are attractive to bees.
"Oil seed rape production at our own farm at Leckford has not suffered as a result of the restrictions and we've continued to press high quality rapeseed oil for sale to our customers. As a business dependent on a consistent supply of quality foods pollinated by bees and other insects we support the continuation of the ban to protect these vital pollinators."
Bee neuroscientist, Dr Christopher Connolly of University of Dundee said: "For the past four years I have been involved in research that demonstrates clear negative effects of imidacloprid and thiamathoxam on bumblebees and honeybees.
"Based on our findings, different insect species are likely to respond in different ways, so it is not possible to predict which beneficial species are at greatest risk from neonicotinoids.
"To date, there is no existing evidence to warrant a lifting of the moratorium."
Friends of the Earth Bees campaigner Sandra Bell said: "It’s time for the Government to get off the fence and back a permanent ban on all neonicotinoids, on all crops. It should help farmers get off the chemical treadmill by developing and promoting non-chemical pest control that’s better for bees".