Time for a change?

August 2007
Farmers Weekly;8/17/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 7, p68
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the Voluntary Initiative (VI), a defensive measure which staves off a pesticides tax in Great Britain. He argues that VI has become a positive force in the approach that government takes to obtaining environmental improvements. He cites that an independent evaluation administered by the Central Science Laboratory concluded that VI has helped farming practices and attitudes changed for the better. He stresses the need for the farming industry to show and publicize good practice.


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