Tag Archive for 'Food and Environment Research Agency'

Globalisation increasing number of new species arriving in British Isles

July 11th, 2012 by Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A report, ‘Non-Native Species in Great Britain: establishment, detection and reporting to inform effective decision making’, has found that there has been a dramatic increase over time in the number of non-native species arriving in Britain. In the six decades from 1950 over 600 non-native species have arrived in Britain. Invasive non-native species are considered […]

Pesticide and herbicide risk to bees that are vital for our food supply

May 25th, 2012 by Friends of the Earth

According to the UK government’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) pesticide use rose by 6.5% between 2005 and 2010. Trends in the use of pesticides have varied strongly between UK crops over the past five years but overall pesticide use rose 6.5% due to increasing treatment intensity on a number of crops including those […]