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Georgina Downs - Pesticide Campaigner 05 Feb 2007
 Georgina Downs who runs the UK Pesticides Campaign, has been nicknamed ‘the pesticide nun’ by her friends for devoting the last six years of her life to campaign for changes to the government’s policy on pesticides. She has just found out she has won the right to challenge the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the High Court for failing to provide adequate protection to people exposed long-term to pesticides sprayed on fields near their homes. Martha will be talking to her about her campaign and to Professor Jon Ayres, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides who counsels the government on all matters relating to the control of pesticides.

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