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New government policies are needed to increase private sector investment in restoring the environmental health of farmland, says a new study by think tank Green Alliance.

The ecological damage caused by agricultural slug pellets could be reduced by harnessing naturally occurring chemicals as a means to protect crop seedlings being eaten by common pests, a study suggests.

An enviro friendly reusable food packaging tray that lasts 10 years has beat stiff competition at a packaging trade show, and has won the chance to develop its idea, the Re-Fresh Box, with Marks and Spencer.

A pioneering local student, Vincent Walsh, who has transformed an old Salford mill warehouse into a Biospheric local communty food growing and research centre, has received a prestigious creativity award from CIWEM.