Spraying crop© Tim Scrivener
The Soil Association has sparked a row by claiming there has been a “massive increase” in pesticide use on UK farms in recent decades. The organic lobby group said it had obtained new figures that showed pesticide active ingredients applied to three British crops – wheat, potatoes and onions – had increased by between six and 18 times over the past 40 years. This is in “stark contrast” to industry claims that pesticide use had halved since 1990, the association […]
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