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From farm to fork: EU improves the supply of organic pesticides

The European Union has taken a new measure to guarantee access to organic phytopharmaceutical products for all member states. 

As part of the “Farm to Fork” strategy and the efforts to reduce chemical pesticides, the EU has taken a new measure to guarantee access to organic phytopharmaceutical products for all member states. These European countries have approved new regulations to facilitate the approval of microorganisms to use as active substances in phytopharmaceutical products. These new rules will enable farmers in the EU to replace chemical phytopharmaceutical products with organic ones.

“Today, we have good news for the European farmers who want to gradually stop using chemical pesticides,” declared Stella Kyriakides, commissioner for health and food safety. “The organic products can protect their crops with a lower risk for human health and for the environment. Food systems contribute actively to climate change and environmental degradation, and we must start this transition urgently. For the “Farm to Fork” strategy, we have committed ourselves to reduce by 50% the use of chemical pesticides by 2030. It is therefore essential to offer alternatives that respect our planet and our health. The EU has some of the highest environmental requirements and it plays a leading role in finding solutions to ensure the sustainability of its food system. These latest announcements are further tangible proof of this.”

For more information:
ec.europa.eu


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