TITLE

The environment's safe - someone tell Mr Benn

AUTHOR(S)
Clarke, Philip
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;10/5/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 14, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author criticises the statement from British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Secretary Hilary Benn following the decision of the European Union (EU) to abolish the set-aside scheme. He asserts that Benn feared that farmers will put every scrap of set-aside land back into production given the current high price for cereals, denuding the countryside in the process. He states that such notion is insulting to farmers. He adds that scrapping set-aside will make little difference to the environment.
ACCESSION #
27637566

 

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