Friday 4th May 2018 - Government launches microplastics research to protect oceans, Defra working hard to prepare for Brexit, CCTV becomes mandatory in all abattoirs in England and European Commission to grant derogation on 'three crop rule' requirements

In today's blog we look at how funding from Defra will go towards a research project looking at how tiny plastic particles impact marine life, how work is progressing as we head towards Brexit and CCTV becomes mandatory in all abattoirs in England.

Thursday 3 May: Kew reopens world’s largest Victorian greenhouse, rise in farming incomes, and sports grounds crack-down on plastics

Kew reopens world’s largest Victorian greenhouse Kew Gardens has today reopened its Temperate House – the world’s largest Victorian greenhouse – after a five-year restoration project. The vast greenhouse is now home to a geographically arranged collection of 10,000 plants …

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - Minister opens biggest fridge recycling facility in Europe, Nature reserve expansion and home grown

In today's blog we look at calls from the government’s chief plant health officer for the horticulture industry to help reduce the threat of pests and diseases, good news for nature in Suffolk and see what Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey got up to during her visit to AO.