Slow Food International, 28 February 2022 | Source
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.
Despite the obvious failure of the current Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD) to reduce the use of pesticides in the EU, the Commission’s draft falls short in delivering the transformative changes needed to secure the EU’s transition towards agroecology.