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Friday 27 April: Pesticides, electric shock collars and Secretary of State at the Sustainable Food Trust

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In today's blog we look at the Secretary of State's support for British food produce at the Sustainable Food Trust conference, EU restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides and a number of other topics.

Monday 26 March: Floating pennywort, plastic bottle deposit return schemes and an updated welfare code for meat chickens

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Lord Gardiner clearing pennywort

Lord Gardiner removes floating pennywort for Invasive Species Week The Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner visited Little Britain lake near Hillingdon today (26 March) as part of Invasive Species Week. There has been coverage in the Daily Telegraph, The Sun, the …

Monday 12 March: Litter Innovation Fund, Northern Forest, fur imports, Ofwat review and shock collars

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On the blog today we look at Government funding for innovative projects to tackle litter louts, the planting of the first tree of the Northern Forest and a letter from celebrities calling on Government to ban fur imports post-Brexit. We also look at Ofwat's review into last week’s water outages across England and Wales and the Government’s plans to launch a consultation on banning electric shock collars on cats and dogs.

Tuesday 27 February: Historic opportunity for farmers, Animals in circuses, Fly-tipping in the countryside and the Deposit return scheme (DRS)

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An image of zebras and camels

On today's blog, we take a look at a potential ban on wild animals in circuses, fly-tipping of illegal waste in the countryside and wrapping up today's blog with look at the deposit return scheme.

Monday 12 February: Food and drink exports, forestry, lobster welfare, plastics across the Royal Estates, and air pollution from wood burners

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Photo of raspberries and blueberries

In today's blog, we look at the boom in UK food and drink exports, Farming Today's forestry week, lobster welfare, the Royal Household's plans to tackle plastic, and air pollution from woodburning stoves.