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If there was one message which came over loud and clear in all our farmer meetings it was frustration with European regulation and its handling of product approvals, due to an over-politicised approach and excessive use of the precautionary principle. We now have a golden opportunity to ensure our arrangements are in future proportionate and based on sound science.
"I urge all NFU members to get involved in this consultation over the coming months and that non-members should join the NFU to ensure their voice is heard. With this consultation, we can be sure that the policy we push for will have the backing of the farming sector at large."
During the referendum we have repeatedly drawn attention to our sector’s need for access to migrant labour, both seasonal and full-time. Outside the EU we will need some kind of student agricultural workers scheme, which is open to students from around the world.
originally posted by: Kester
Based on sound science. That tells us the opposite has been true under the EU.
Here we see one of the first big moves to build the Britain we want.
Researchers believe the number of badger groups has risen by about 2.6 per cent each year for a quarter of a century.
Britain’s hedgehog population has dropped below a million for the first time, thanks to rapid development and the growing number of badgers, according to a new study.