UK soil loss means our descendants will struggle with future harvests and river quality
UK soil is being destroyed at 10 times the rate it is being created, costing £1.2 billion annually in England and Wales - but only a fraction of the cost, £10 million pounds a year in England, is needed to ensure the agricultural sector is still productive at the end of the century, and this would reverse the declining health of our rivers, claim a coalition of interest groups.
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Disagreement over Iceland's way of tackling palm oil's biodiversity impact
Retailer Iceland's decision to remove palm oil from its own branded food has been criticised by both The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, who share Iceland's concerns about the environmental impact of palm oil, but do not agree with the solutions Iceland are adopting, and the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Biology who say Iceland’s move to ban palm oil products is understandable but could backfire.
Health & safety
Remote sensor assembly enhances Crowcon’s XgardIQ fixed point detection solution
In response to an industry-wide drive towards improved worker safety and reducing maintenance downtime, Crowcon has developed a remote sensor assembly to work alongside its XgardIQ fixed point detector and transmitter.
OPTEX DETECTORS PROTECT LIVELIHOODS 'DOWN ON THE FARM'
The success of a security installation using OPTEX detectors to protect against the theft of expensive machinery and equipment at an arable farm in North Lincolnshire has led to a similar system being deployed to protect turbines at a neighbouring windfarm.