70+ organizations make 10 demands to be urgently taken on board by the Commission for its new pesticide regulation

Over 70 European organizations are sending a joint statement to European Commission Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Health & Food Safety Commissioner Kyriakides to express their deep concern about the lack of ambition of the Commission’s draft proposal for a “Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products” Regulation to be published on 23 March. They make 10 demands to reach an ambitious Regulation.

Read also  the press release.

Agroecology sets the direction to achieve the Green Deal and showcases many different practices to reduce and eliminate the use of agricultural inputs including pesticides – all in harmony with nature. In these times of great tension in Europe, ensuring food security and sovereignty by reducing chemical inputs is not only a question of ecological and climatic emergency and public health but also a geopolitical issue.”

Lili Balogh, President of Agroecology Europe