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    Roundup row turns the EU spotlight on pesticides

    A special committee is investigating the licensing procedure after serious questions over corporate lobbying on glyphosate. By David Burrows. This month, PEST, a special committee brought together by the European Parliament will meet for the first time. Its job over… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Unknown-81 Government urged to curb pesticide use Foodservice News and Information Out of Home sector news  pesticides PAN-UK news-email Dr Keith Tyrell DEFRA

    Government urged to curb pesticide use

    The UK Government should use the opportunity created by Brexit to promote greener agricultural practices, including a reduction in pesticide usage, a campaign group has said. Pesticide Action Network –UK (PAN-UK) called on the Government to establish strong regulatory controls… Read More

  • Scientist puts European pesticides ban into question

    A LEADING SCIENTIST HAS cast doubt on the European pesticides ban, which began in December 2013.                     Norman Carrek, a bee researcher at the University of Sussex, suggests that the previous… Read More

  • Organic farms support biodiversity, say Oxford University researchers

    A NEW study by researchers at the University of Oxford has shown that organic farms support up to 34% more plants and animal species than conventional farms.   Researchers looked at 184 farming sites across the UK for the past… Read More

  • EU countries vote in favour of pesticide ban

    RESTRICTIONS ON THE pesticides some blame for harming bee populations moved a step closer today.                     In all, 15 European Member States supported a ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides. Eight countries… Read More

  • Battle for honeybees continues

    THE GOVERNMENT is at the centre of storm brewing between environmentalists and agri-chemical companies over the use of some pesticides.                     Neonicotinoids are commonly used in Europe to control pests on… Read More