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Tag Archives: neonicotinoids
clean ponds and encouraging bees: Bayer influences public debate on future of farm subsidies
A public survey, paid for by mega Agrichemical industry business Bayer, has found that three quarters of the public supports farmers continuing to receive subsidies. So far the survey has received little publicity, just a couple of articles in the … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, agrochemicals, bees, biodiversity, Brexit, Common Agricultural Policy Tagged Bayer, Bees, Brexit, farming, nature, neonicotinoids 5 Comments
Farmland nature is in intensive care
A week has past and I’m still at home. I finished my latest course of antibiotics yesterday (yay) and am drug-free for the first time in 3 weeks, for which I am very thankful. Now I need to start work … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, agrochemicals, Intensive Farming Tagged Agriculture, Intensive Farming, nature, neonicotinoids, rob yorke 22 Comments
Guest blog from Sandra Bell at Friends of the Earth: Govt considering scrapping ban on Neonicotinoids
I’m reblogging this post from Sandra Bell at Friends of the Earth. The NFU are trying to overturn the ban on neonicotinoids, and the regulatory group is considering their proposal today. 7 reasons why the Government must not allow bee-harming … Continue reading
Is exporting death good for the economy?
We are told, repeatedly, that one of the main reasons why the UK should stay in the European Union, is because we have access to the single market. And this argument is being used in particular for agriculture. But … Continue reading
Ecosystem Services for whom?
Ecosystem Services – the idea that we benefit from goods and services provided for free by nature. To be frank, the phrase is ugly. It’s ugly language to use to describe so much beauty – Nature; the bringer of joy, … Continue reading
Posted in bees, Dieter Helm, dogs, ecosystem services, Natural Capital, Neonicotinoids Tagged Bees, Dieter Helm, dogs, ecosystem services, Natural Capital, neonicotinoids 9 Comments