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  • Fighting Fund Christmas Appeal

    Christmas Fighting Fund Appeal

    Thank you for supporting our charity throughout 2018, the year that marked our 60th anniversary. We have taken time to reflect on the year’s campaigns and would like to share some of our successes with you.

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  • New proposals for pesticide authorisation

    Following the controversy about the renewal of glyphosate last year, the European Parliament set up a Special committee on the authorisation procedure for pesticides. It was clear the process lacked transparency. The first recommendations to address the issue have now been made.

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  • Do plant smells repel snails?

    Why are some seedlings more commonly eaten by slugs and snails?  It is often thought to be down to taste. But new research from the University of Plymouth suggests it may be the smells produced by young seedlings that attract the molluscs.

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  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.