Herbicide in UK Law

Leading Cases
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  • The Water Environment (Miscellaneous) (Scotland) Regulations 2017
    • Scotland
    • January 01, 2017
    ......Rules (a), (b) and (c) are revised to include all methods of application; rule (g) is new and allows the application of herbicide to control non-native invasive species of plants on river banks. Existing rules (g) and (h) are renumbered (h) and (i) and existing rule (h)(iv) is ......
  • The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2016
    ...... (a) organic insecticide; . (b) organic herbicide; . (c) organic fungicide; . (d) organic nematocide; . (e) organic acaricide; . (f) organic algicide; . (g) organic rodenticide; . (h) organic ......
  • The Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017
    • Scotland
    • January 01, 2017
    ....... Note 6: “Pesticide” means an organic insecticide, organic herbicide, organic fungicide, organic nematocide, organic acaricide, organic algicide, organic rodenticide, organic slimicide, a related product (including ......
  • The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2018
    • Wales
    • January 01, 2018
    ...... (a) any organic insecticide; . (b) any organic herbicide; . (c) any organic fungicide; . (d) any organic nematocide; . (e) any organic acaricide; . (f) any organic algicide; . (g) any organic ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • On robots as genetically modified invasive species
    • Nbr. 12-2, May 2014
    • Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
    • 122-132
    Purpose: – This paper aims to explore similarities and differences between robots, invasive biological species, and genetically modified organisms. These comparisons are designed to better understa...
    ......For instance, one of the major motivations of using GMO plants is to simplify weed control. By using a GMO plant that resists a particular herbicide, farmers hope to kill all plants except the GMO plant with a single dose of the herbicide. However, over time, weeds that are also resistant to the ......
  • Poisoning expertise and outcomes in malicious contamination incidents
    • Nbr. 8-3, August 2018
    • Journal of Criminal Psychology
    • 187-198
    Purpose: It is often assumed that poisoners and product tamperers are likely to share an interest in or knowledge of poisonous substances. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether perpetra...
    ......For non-experts, rat poison[2] was by far the most common substance used, followed by insecticide and herbicide more generally, as well as cyanide. For threats and hoaxes the non-experts most frequently claimed to have used some form of bacteria, while experts ......
  • Liability for the Escape of GM Seeds: Pursuing the ‘Victim’?
    • Nbr. 65-4, July 2002
    • The Modern Law Review
    The widespread commercial cultivation of GM crops in the EU and the UK is getting closer. Intense concerns about the uncertain health and environmental effects of GM farming have been the subject o...
    ...... was for genetically engineered genes, and cells containing those genes, which when inserted in plants make them resistant to glyphosate herbicides, including Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ herbicide. Monsanto claimed that its patent had been infringed by the defendant planting his 1998 crop using ......
    • Nbr. 48-1, February 1986
    • Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
    ...... of the system used by the irrigated agricultural schemes to recover the costs of water supply, land preparation, and fertilizer and herbicide application. These costs for all crops were met from cotton alone by a formula that shared profits between the farmer and the scheme management; ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Putting ‘Broccoli' Into Practice
    • Mondaq UK
    ...In T 915/10, the Examining Division considered the following claim:. "A method for producing a soybean plant tolerant to glyphosate herbicide comprising introducing into the genome of said plant event MON89788.". The Examining Division held that the claim included as an implicit feature a ......
  • EPA Decision Regarding Glyphosate And Cancer
    • Mondaq UK
    ...On April 30, 2019 the Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release regarding the ability of the herbicide glyphosate to cause cancer in humans. In its release, the EPA stated that glyphosate "does not pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans." Its decision is ......
  • Biotech patents - Cutting the scope of protection
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......This DNA sequence makes soybean plants resistant to the Roundup Ready herbicide, allowing farmers to use high levels of herbicide to produce greater yields. The patent covers DNA sequences encoding a class of enzyme variants ......
  • ECJ Offers Further Guidance On Compulsory Insurance Regime
    • Mondaq UK
    ......The case involved an employee of a vineyard spraying herbicide. A tractor was stationary nearby and left with the engine running, powering the spray device used to administer the herbicide. A landslip occurred, ......
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