In today's blog we look at media coverage of grey squirrel contraceptive projects and how the Roslin Institute's gene drive research is separate from Defra's support to the United Kingdom Squirrel Accord.
The Sunday Times is today (Sunday 24 February) running an article incorrectly accusing the Environment Secretary of ordering the slaughter of thousands sick squirrels and deer which is completely untrue.
On the blog today we launch the start of Invasive Species Week, the Environment Minister meets a family attempting to go plastic free and the Rural Payments Agency provides an update on BPS payments.
BBC's The One Show look at the quick detection and destruction of an Asian hornet nest by the National Bee Unit in Woolacombe, Devon and Minister Coffey gives evidence to the Environment Audit Committee on the work we're doing to reduce tackle waste.
Farming after Brexit There has been coverage this week of comments by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling about the potential for increased farm productivity outside the EU. These comments were widely picked up across national media, including the Daily Mail, Daily …