Latest Mr Benn Stories

2008-08-07 09:00:29

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Hilary Benn visited the region for a tour of land stewardship schemes. Organised by Natural England, the tour was an opportunity for farmers and land managers in North Yorkshire to showcase the environmental benefits of moorland management schemes.

2008-07-19 00:00:31

The decision by Brussels to ban many pesticides could spell disaster for farmers. Chris Benfield reports. It doesn't have the catchiest of titles and had it not been for a little tweaking, the EC Directive 91/414 would have happily remained buried in piles of other legislation.

2008-07-09 18:00:22

By DYKES, Mervyn For a year now Ken Benn has been "stumbling along" in someone else's shoes. They haven't been a good fit - and he has found the experience both inspiring and humbling. It all began when The da Vinci Machines exhibition came to Te Manawa last year.

2008-07-08 08:05:00

Britain’s environmental secretary has confirmed the government will not be issuing licenses to cull cattle tuberculosis (TB).

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.