The APPG on Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming combined its 2016 AGM with co-hosting an event in the House of Commons to celebrate the United Nations International Year of the Pulses. The event on…
The Group conducted an inquiry into soil health and protection in 2015/16, with particular focus on agriculture. The reports raise serious concerns about the state of UK soil, concluding with policy recommendations in the following…
The meeting will present a report on the role of agroecology in sustainable intensification
The Environmental Audit Committee has published a report on the environmental impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
The Environmental Audit Committee released a report into the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
New Economics Foundation report on our food system,
Date: June 18th 2014 Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm Room: Committee Room 10 Chair: Countess of Mar Meeting Outline: Glyphosate is the most widely used weed-killer in the world. In addition to its use in agriculture…
Glyphosate is the most widely used weed-killer in the world. In addition to its use in agriculture and horticulture it is also used for weed control in many other circumstances, e.g. on paved surfaces.
Two uses of glyphosate greatly increase the chances that it will be ingested by humans and farm animals – to desiccate cereal, pulse and oilseed crops prior to harvest and when used on Roundup Ready GM soya, maize and cotton crops. Glyphosate is being routinely detected in the blood and urine. It has also recently been found in human breast milk
Is it really safe?