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Joining Anthony for this episode of VETchat is Dave Goulson, Author of the book 'Silent Earth' and Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex.
In this episode, Anthony and Dave discuss all things insects and the environment! Dave shares how much of the UK's wildflower meadows have been lost, how we can have more wildlife-friendly gardens, and express their dislike towards the use of plastic grass. They consider whether we can still rely on government action, following the slowdown of promises such as the Elm Scheme. Finally, they talk about the history of pesticides, how topical flea treatments are getting into our waterways, and whether we need to be more strict on companion animal product testing.