'A strange blight': Does the government's sustainable pesticides plan go far enough?

It is now nearly 60 years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring galvanised the environmental movement – first in the US and then the UK – yet the use of pesticides is still a subject of intense debate. Will the government’s revised action plan for the sustainable use of pesticides be enough to quell concerns over their impact? Adam Branson reports.

by Adam Branson
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is credited with giving birth to the environmental movement in the US. Photograph: Getty Images
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is credited with giving birth to the environmental movement in the US. Photograph: Getty Images

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