The Prince of Wales emphasised the contribution of plants to our quality of life

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry 28.2.2020 13.16
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HRH The Prince of Wales made an impressive speech at a Plant Health and Biosecurity Conference at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in February.

“There simply aren’t enough trees available at present; when pests and diseases are causing major losses of biodiversity, and when we are increasingly aware of the contribution that plants make our quality of life, and can now make to circular bioeconomy, we simply have to be more cautious, more vigilant and more demanding, very demanding, in tackling this major environmental risk”, he pointed out.

Senior Specialist Ralf Lopian represented Finland at the Conference.

Read the speech in English

 

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