POLLUTION REPORTS

BY KEITH NUTHALL
FARMERS might fear that the old industrial saying 'where there's muck, there's brass' may no longer apply to them, but the European Commission is out to prove that crop productivity can be boosted by the filth that can be dumped on land from manufacturing sectors.

We are not talking about clean chemical fertiliser here, but about sludge, often smelly, oozing and ugly. Brussels has long been concerned about the environmental effect of what farmers tip on their fields, witness the nitrates directive, but it would appear that officials ...


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