Crop Protection

Bans on commonly used pesticides and herbicides threaten to jeopardise the UK’s supply of cost-effective food

Pesticide regulation talks threaten UK food supply chain

By James Ridler

Poor EU decision making about the future of crop protection products could jeopardise the UK’s supply of cost-effectively produced food and cost farmers more than £1bn, warned the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Scientific views on the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides is divided

Science must underpin regulation after Brexit

By Rick Pendrous

Science, rather than emotion, should underpin any future revisions to the UK’s regulatory regime governing crop production after Brexit, the head of crop protection at Rothamsted Research has warned.

The UK's agri-food sector will not be a top priority in Brexit negotiations unless stakeholders unite to lobby government

Food sector must lobby harder over Brexit

By Rick Pendrous

The UK’s food and drink supply chain stakeholders have been advised to unite in making sure the industry’s interests take centre stage during the tough Brexit negotiations that will take place over the next two years.

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