No to the use of pesticides!

Melanie Fryer

Currently many NGO’s, conservation bodies, agro-ecological farmers and individuals are responding to Defra’s consultation, ‘The Revised National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (Plant Protection Products)’ at: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/pesticides-future-strategy/sustainable-use-of-pesticides-national-action-plan/ So why is this important and why should we not be using pesticides anyway?

Lobbying from agrochemical companies is likely already in full swing, trying to water-down what is currently in the draft plan, to protect their profits (Soil Association).

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