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European Landowners (ELO) joined forces with Syngenta last week (27 March) to host a forum on the future of European agriculture. With a great programme, not surprisingly the event was well attended by a diverse group of stakeholders. I was there too and for the first time with a video camera, trying to capture various… » read more

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What a shame! I missed all the buzz around the pesticides in wine story. Not only because I was somewhat distracted after a few glasses of Chateau la France, but mainly because I was on holiday. Pan Europe have had great success in the media recently after launching a new report claiming the presence of… » read more

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EurActiv and ENDS Daily have reported on the recently published revised proposal for the new regulation governing the type of pesticides allowed on the market in Europe. The Commission has rejected nearly half of the amendments introduced by the Parliament during its first reading last October. The EurActiv article also links to useful background reading

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Week without pesticides

Elsewhere on the web, heated debates are taking place as to the official first day of Spring, historically the 20/21st March, however there is no question in the minds of the French activists MDRGF (Movement for Rights and Respect for Future Generations) who are organising their third year of ‘Week without pesticides’ in France today.… » read more

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Sense about Science

I stumbled across this informative website called Sense about Science. It’s a website set up by scientists who talk in plain English and help bridge the disconnect between ‘complicated’ science, and you and I going about our daily lives. I was particularly interested in a briefing document entitled Sense about science – making sense of… » read more

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Rachel Carson

In this month’s Monthly Review ecologists John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark write an in-depth piece on the world renowned naturalist and scientist Rachel Carson and author of Silent Spring. Read the review.

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On 26 February 2008, BBC’s science and nature programme Horizon explored the arguements for and against conventional and organic farming. To view clips from the programme and read more on the subject click here.

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