Grape growers for Prosecco DOC are set to be banned from using three chemical sprays, including one that was only this week judged safe by the European Union's watchdog, the president of the appellation has said. Stefano Zanette, president of the Prosecco DOC council, said that he wanted to voluntarily ‘eliminate’ the use of one … Continue reading | Prosecco DOC ban Glyphosate | #StopGlyphosate Petition |
A three-year Payments by Results project has been praised by farmers in Wensleydale for ‘letting farmers get on with it’. The scheme, which includes 19 farms in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, offers payments to farmers to encourage free management of land ‘less intensively’ to achieve a positive environmental outcome and maximise profits. Farmers will be paid … Continue reading Wensleydale farmers champion new ‘agri-environment’ payment scheme
By Brian Bienkowski Originally posted February 16th 2017 Republished by kind permission of Environmental Health News Follow @brianbienkowski Farmworkers who have a high pesticide exposure event—such as a spill—are more likely to experience molecular changes on DNA that may lead to certain cancers, according to a large U.S. study of pesticide applicators in Iowa and … Continue reading Researchers find pesticide spills, accidents may alter farmworkers’ DNA
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