Europe’s 2014 ban on seed treatment chemical neonicotinoid – a pesticide to ordinary folk – is now being challenged by big chemical companies at the European (EU) Court of Justice in Luxembourg. It’s used on a lot of rape seed fields, of which Suffolk has many.
The case could be affected in UK terms by Brexit, of course, a fear because the UK National Farmers Union are supporting the challenge by Bayer and Syngenta. Yet another post-Brexit campaign for green issues? (Private Eye 3.17)