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Court’s reversal of pesticides decision prompts accusations of whitewash – The Guardian

“Court rules in favour of government after Georgina Downs last year won case based on ‘solid evidence’ of harm from crop spraying.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Downs) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Times Law Reports

Regina (Downs) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Queen’s Bench Division

“Crop spraying controls applied by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs did not properly comply with obligations imposed by the European Union.”

The Times, 1st December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Campaigner wins pesticide victory – BBC News

“An environmental campaigner has won a legal victory in a long-running battle with the government over the use of pesticides.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pesticide controls ‘unacceptable’ – BBC News

“A woman who lives on the edge of farm fields in Sussex has accused the government of failing to protect people from pesticides. Georgina Downs claims the government’s method of assessing the health risk of chemicals sprayed on crops does not address long-term rural residents. She is asking the High Court to rule the government’s approach breaches UK and European law.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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