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PAN UK Updates

Agricultural pesticide drift contaminates children’s playgrounds

May 21st, 2019|

Agricultural pesticide drift contaminates children's playgrounds - Image: Shutterstock Fruit and wine production is among the agricultural sectors with the highest pesticide applications. Yet, the extent to which such public places are affected [...]

Agroecology threatens the existence of a toxic pesticide industry

May 7th, 2019|

by Michel Pimbert, Professor of Agroecology and Food Politics at Coventry University Pesticide companies are caught up in a fierce competition for survival. In the current context of global mergers and restructurings, transnational corporations [...]

Candidates of major political parties commit to end Brighton & Hove Council’s use of pesticides

April 25th, 2019|

Brighton & Hove Environment Hustings 2019 Thursday 18th April saw council election candidates from the four main political parties take part in Brighton & Hove’s Environment Hustings, ahead of local elections on 2nd May. Organised jointly [...]

Three small robots and their quest to save the world

April 24th, 2019|

by Sam Watson Jones, co-founder of Small Robot Company and fourth generation Shropshire farmer 'Harry' prototype robot with Sam Watson Jones, co-founder of Small Robot Company, Andrew Hoad, Partner & Head of the Leckford [...]

PAN UK and other environmental groups resign from government and industry pesticide bodies

April 19th, 2019|

Today, we are announcing our formal resignation from the Pesticides Forum and Voluntary Initiative. These bodies were formed by government and industry to reduce environmental harms from pesticides. However, in the two decades since they [...]

Finding a commercially viable alternative to glyphosate in an urban setting

March 27th, 2019|

by Karen Rigby-Faux, Community Liaison Officer, Burleys Burleys, with its Royal Warrant, is a grounds maintenance company that has been in existence for more than 50 years. Burleys’ main clients include local authorities, the police, numerous sports [...]

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