UK industry tackles illegal agchems
UK agribusiness has launched a campaign against the trafficking and purchase of illegal pesticides in the country. The UK Crop Protection Association in association with the Voluntary Initiative on Pesticides (VI) launched the "Watch Out" campaign this month. It focuses on a warning of the health, environmental and business issues, advice to growers on avoiding and recognising such products, and getting crime reported to the UK Ministry of Agriculture or the VI. Noting relatively low caseloads in the UK, the drive describes itself as "pre-emptive".