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Waitrose Pesticide Load Indicator

In order to inform and improve its policy on encouraging the use of safer and more sustainable crop protection chemicals, Waitrose have collaborated with AERU to develop an indicator approach to identifying risks to human health, biodiversity and the environment, such that they and their growers world-wide will be able to develop more benign crop protection programmes. The indicator aims to:

  • help minimise the effect on biodiversity and, in particular non-target species,
  • help replace older chemistry with more up to date science,
  • respect new legislation and protect surface waters and groundwaters,
  • help promote the uptake of Integrated Crop Management,
  • project farm works and the general public.

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Prof. Kathy Lewis

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