When they say 'pre-harvest application' they should really say, pre-harvest drenching' Its a heavy enough 'application' to kill the wheat plants so the whole crop is ready at the same moment and the plants respond to the poisoning by budding extra seeds. nice!
Looks as though UK ag doesn't want to consider the WHO conclusion that glyphosate's a probable carcinogen. Thank god for the Soil Association's call for a ban on pre-harvest applications of glyphosate. Organic flour only for me and my nearest and dearest!
"One manager in his 40s at the Post Office was told that his projected pension at retirement will collapse from £38,000 a year to just £18,000."
This is the REAL BUT HIDDEN costs of baling out the banks for half a decade with ultra-low interest rates. MANY MORE pensions have huge holes in them, and with yet more QE and more low interest rates, no chance of closing those holes. Pensions have been calculated for years now with an expected return of up to 8%. Actual returns have been far below that. In the next financial blow out it will not be your mortgage but your pension that they will hold over you claiming that if you don't bail out the financial system AGAIN, then your pension will be lost. And more bali outs will mean MORE austerity.
This is the broken system simply must fix. The Green Party has to speak up about this.