August 2008
Farmers Weekly;8/1/2008, p64
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The article offers information on the campaign called Save our Sprays, or SOS, launched by "Farmers Weekly" magazine. This campaign is a response to impending European Union legislation that could wipe out more than 80 percent of the pesticides, herbicides and fungicides commonly used on British farms. SOS aims to provided the tools and information to resist this legislation and keep farming productive.


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