EU call for sustainable use of pesticides

The report on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive adopted  by the Commission takes stock of progress made by the EU Member States in applying measures to reduce the risks and impacts of pesticides.

“I know first-hand that citizens are concerned about the impact of the use of pesticides on their health and the environment. We take these concerns into consideration and we are working with the Member States to achieve sustainable use of pesticides in the way we grow and produce our food. I will continue encouraging and supporting Member States in their task of implementing the measures to reduce risks derived from the use of pesticides”. Said  Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Commenting on the report.

It covers a wide range of topics such as aerial spraying, information to the public or training of professionals. The report indicates insufficient implementation of the Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides.

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