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At last week’s British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium event (see entries below) we had a chat with Professor Alan Buckwell, Policy Director at the Country Land and Business Association in the UK, who chaired the event. We asked him how he thought the event had gone and whether industry’s demand for a full impact… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

At the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium event we recently attended in Brussels, “The Importance of Science and Technology to the Future of European Agriculture and Food Production”, we had the chance to speak to Klaus Welsch, Group Vice-President of BASF Crop Protection in Europe, and asked for his take on the current legislative… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

Substantial increases in household food prices could result if the European Parliament succeeds in pushing through its version of proposals to cut the availability of pesticides for use in agriculture. This is the key finding of a new report on the impact of the EU’s proposed pesticides legislation carried out by economist Sean Rickard of… » read more

Posted by Wyn Grant

We attended an event in Brussels yesterday entitled “The Importance of Science and Technology to the Future of European Agriculture and Food Production”, organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. Part of the event consisted of an expert panel discussion focussing on the following question: “the regulatory and political environment for science and… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

What is left of the sugar beet sector in the UK could be wiped out for good if the European Parliament’s plan for restructing the range of pesticides available to farmers makes it into law, argues the British Beet Research Organisation. The Commission’s proposals would have a relatively small impact. ‘By contrast, the parliament’s peoposals… » read more

Posted by Wyn Grant

What is left of the sugar beet sector in the UK could be wiped out for good if the European Parliament’s plan for restructing the range of pesticides available to farmers makes it into law, argues the British Beet Research Organisation. The Commission’s proposals would have a relatively small impact. ‘By contrast, the parliament’s peoposals… » read more

Posted by Wyn Grant

September 1st sees the coming into force of new European legislation on the legal amount of pesticide residues allowed in our food. The legislation aims to standardise the permitted levels across Europe, which previously differed from country to country. The Commission believes this will ensure better consumer protection and improve trade and import. In the… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett

September 1st sees the coming into force of new European legislation on the legal amount of pesticide residues allowed in our food. The legislation aims to standardise the permitted levels across Europe, which previously differed from country to country. The Commission believes this will ensure better consumer protection and improve trade and import. In the… » read more

Posted by Helen Dunnett