Defra may approve controversial neonicotinoid

Under pressure from the sugar beet industry, emergency authorisation of Cruiser SB, thiamethoxam pesticide, is likely to be approved shortly, says sources inside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The sugar beet industry is calling for the pesticide’s use in order to protect seeds from yellows disease virus. However, the pesticide is … Continued

BDS partners with Guildford Zero Centre

The BDS Hampshire & Surrey Borders Group has a new semi-permanent exhibition right in the centre of Guildford at the ZERO Centre. It is run by Zero Carbon Guildford, with support from Guildford Environmental Forum, in a huge shop in a prime location at the bottom end of the High Street. Our stand in the … Continued