‘Get Pelletwise' is the campaign of the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group (MSG) that was set up in 2009 in response to analysis showing traces of metaldehyde, an ingredient of certain slug pellets, being found in catchments used for water abstraction.
The OSR Herbicides? Think Water campaign by working with water companies, agronomists and farmers aims to raise awareness of the issue, improve practices and develop new tools that will support farmers in continuing their responsible use of these herbicides.
Currently, best agricultural practice, as advocated by the UK code of practice for pesticide use and farm assurance schemes, requires that notification takes place when certain crop protection products are used.
Please note that the guidance listed applies to England. However, and where appropriate, there are links to the controls applying to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in these different sets of guidance documents.
The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles within scope of the controls.
The Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) were amended in 2018 to implement the requirements of the ‘Medium Combustion Plant’ (MCP) Directive and additional controls on ‘Specified Generators’.
Sustainability is an increasingly important item on AIC’s agenda as the sustainability of the entire food supply chain attracts greater attention from NGOs, retailers and Governments, with deforestation in relation to soya being given particular focus.
In July 2020, Defra and the Devolved Administrations issued a joint Circular Economy Package policy statement confirming the UK’s commitment to a more circular economy which will see the UK keeping resources in use as long as possible, extracting maximum value from them, minimizing waste and promoting resource efficiency.
These Regulations establish criteria for evaluating the potential risks, harmonised procedures for risk assessment and authorisation, provisions for the labelling of feed consisting of and containing GMOs and produced from GMOs as well as the traceability and labelling of GMOs and the traceability of food and feed products produced from them.
Related information includes the GM Food and Feed – Notification of Existing Products and links to both the GB and EU list of authorised GMO’s.
The Regulation provides the framework for the authorisation of feed additives requiring a scientific evaluation demonstrating that the additive has no harmful effects, on human and animal health and on the environment. Related information includes both the EU and GB Registers of Feed Additives.
The Crop It Like It's Hot Podcast about future policy impacts on crop nutrition. Speaking to the show’s host Alice Dyer, Jane outlined where crop nutrition can go within the context of the Clean Air Strategy, the consultation on urea and the new Sustainable Farming Incentive in England.