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    EU fisheries management, May 2010

    This POSTnote describes challenges to ecosystem-based fisheries management and how these might be tackled. A recent European Commission green paper on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy reconfirms the need to adopt an ecosystem approach.

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    Insect pollination, January 2010

    This POSTnote examines the risks of insect pollination decline for the UK and explores strategies to provide stable pollination services into the future.

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    Pets, families and interagency working, January 2010

    This POSTnote examines the evidence base for the assumption that organisations that work with animals should be included in the safeguarding children agenda, and the rationale for cross-reporting between different agencies.

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    Deforestation

    This POSTnote looks at the reasons why deforestation occurs and the impact it has on the environment, as well as examining policies to reduce it.

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    Crop protection, June 2009

    The pesticide approvals process in Europe is changing. This POSTnote explores the potential implications for UK agriculture and horticulture and examines other crop protection strategies available that complement or compensate for pesticides.

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    Wild deer, February 2009

    This POSTnote examines the current status of wild deer in the UK, their ecological, economic and social impacts and legislation on their management.

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    Ecosystem services, March 2007

    This POSTnote outlines what ecosystem services are, and how provisions for maintaining them in the UK could be incorporated into policy frameworks. Ecosystem services, March 2007. POSTnote 07/281.

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    Hormones in Beef, May 1999

    Growth promoting hormones have been at the centre of a long running trade dispute between the EU and US.

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    UK soil degradation, July 2006

    This POSTnote examines the nature and extent of soil degradation in the UK and the challenges and opportunities for soils in a changing climate. UK soil degradation, July 2006. POSTnote 06/265.

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    Diet & heart disease

    This POSTnote discusses recent research on Coronary heart disease (CHD) and diet and the issues raised. POSTnote 36. POST. 1992.

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    Sugar & health

    This POSTnote reviews the effects of dietary sugar on health and related issues. POSTnote 31. POST. 1992.

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    BSE & slow viruses

    This POSTnote examines the current state of knowledge of ‘slow viruses’ such as BSE, the evidence relevant to the public health implications and uncertainties which remain. POSTnote 14. POST. 1990.

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    Release of GMOs

    This POSTnote describes GMOs, their applications, potential risks and control. POSTnote 10. POST.1990.

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    Biofuels for transport

    This POSTnote examines the potential of ‘biofuels’ for transport, and the influence of EC set-aside and fiscal policies. POSTnote 41. POST. 1993.

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