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Dorset chalk downland site sprayed with herbicide and re-seeded for farming.
It seems almost inconceivable that 20 years has passed since a Chalk Downland Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) was ploughed up in Sussex. The Offham Down case became a minor cause celebre during the election campaign of 1997 which … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, Downland, EIA, farm subsidies, Natural England Tagged Adonis Blue, chalk downland, damage, Dorset, EIA, Entry Level Scheme, Herbicide, Natural England 13 Comments
GMOs again: the myth of herbicide tolerant crops
A more serious GMO story after yesterday’s frippery. One of the many myths about GMOs, and one which Owen Paterson used in his GMO lobbying speech earlier this week, is that GMOs will be friendlier to the environment because they … Continue reading