Tag Archives: Environment Secretary

Subsidies to solar farms to be cut

ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY Liz Truss has called solar farms “a blight on the landscape” and revealed plans to cut subsidies under new plans to ensure more land is dedicated to food production.                           The controversial plans have come under fire from groups accusing the…
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Environment Secretary urges UK to embrace GM

IN A speech this morning [Thursday 20th June] Owen Paterson, the environment secretary, called for the UK public to back Genetically Modified (GM) crop production, claiming that Europe was falling behind the rest of the world.   Paterson pointed to a 100-fold increase in the global use of GM in the past 17 years; production…
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Government backs GM

THE GOVERNMENT is hoping to “speed up” the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the UK.   In an interview with the Telegraph, published today, the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said GM “would be a good thing” and criticised those opposed to the controversial technology.   Hours later, support for Paterson and GM came…
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Badger culls delayed

THE GOVERNMENT and the National Farmers Union (NFU) have announced that planned badger culls will be postponed until next year.   The NFU wrote to Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to request that the pilot badger culls in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire now go ahead in 2013.   The request follows new survey results which…
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