The weekend of June 22-25 saw one of the UK’s major festivals taking part at Glastonbury, with world-renowned acts like Radiohead, the XX, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Justice among many, many others taking the stage.
This annual event brings together lawmakers, bee-keepers, farmers, scientists and NGOs to discuss sustainable beekeeping. It’s so important to strike a balance between bee health and farmers’ ability to protect their crops with pesticides.
I attended a conference organised by White Rose Brussels which addressed the N8 AgriFood Resilience Programme and issues such as crop production and soil security. Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan delivered the keynote speech.
John Procter MEP (Yorkshire & The Humber) and Julian Sturdy MP (York Outer) paid a visit to one of the major carrot growing and processing farms in North Yorkshire where carrot and other vegetable growers are under threat from the EU with a possible extension of the ban on neonicotinoids to c
Whether you are a farmer, a beekeeper or just a citizen curious about the use of pesticides in your area, there is now an app that allows you to communicate your spray schedule with your neighbours as well as learn about their intended plans.