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Sting in the Tale

In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists from Newcastle Univeristy showed that Neonicotinoids harm bee populations,  and that bees may have a preference for sugar solutions that are laced with the pesticides imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, possibly indicating they can become hooked … Continue reading

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Plastic Plots

Part 2 of the Big Allotment Rant concerns the modern scourge of every allotment site. Millions of years from now, when future species discover our fossilised remains, they will probably find us buried beneath a thick layer of plastic. Or … Continue reading

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Spray & Pray

David’s Epic Rant  about the awful allotment challenge show was spot on. Such programmes probably inspire people to live out the bucolic lifestyle, ignorant of the hard work and skills required. These telly visions, edited in soft focus with a jaunty … Continue reading

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First World Problems

We are advised to Ignore deflation fears, and make the most of the extra pounds in our pocket, presumably by driving somewhere to buy loads of stuff on credit. This onset of deflation has been largely attributed to the falling … Continue reading

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Bio-Hazard Ahead

New legislation to allow member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of GMO crops was passed earlier this month. According to the EU press release; Before a member state may adopt such measures, the legislation provides for a procedure … Continue reading

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Sustainable Intensification

Ever since Karel Capek coined the word in 1920, humans have been fascinated by robots; by their endless possibilities, as much as by our nagging fear that they might one day turn against us. Robot was derived from the Czech … Continue reading

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