University of Hertfordshire

The Waitrose Pesticide Load Indicator

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 13 Nov 2013
EventWaitrose Annual Technical Conference for the Fresh Produce Supply base - , United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Nov 201313 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceWaitrose Annual Technical Conference for the Fresh Produce Supply base
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period13/11/1313/11/13

Abstract

AERU at the University of Hertfordshire have developed an indicator to inform on the environmental, human health and biodiversity impacts of the agricultural use of pesticides. This indicator will be used as the basic for ungrading the Waitrose pesticide policy which is used by Waitrose suppliers globally. The indicator is based on that developed for the Danish Pesticide Tax, modified to the specific policies and priorities of waitrose and delivered as a highly user-friendly spreadsheet providing in which pesticide used in crop production are categorised according to risks and presented in a colour-code fashion.

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