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Setback for Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products

The EU Commission proposal on sustainable use of plant protection products unexpectedly failed to gain majority support in the European Parliament. The proposed regulation aimed to reduce the use of chemical plant protection products in the EU by 50% by 2030. The rejection marks a setback for the Brussels Commission's ambitious plan. Attempts to negotiate a compromise or send the regulation back to the EU Environmental Committee for further discussion were also unsuccessful.

The Council must now decide whether to definitively reject the proposal or return it to Parliament for a second reading. The proposed regulation was part of the European Green Deal, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of the EU's food system.

The recent extension of the approval for Glyphosate for another ten years by the EU Commission adds to the context. This decision comes with new restrictions, and it contrasts with the rejection of the pesticide reduction regulation. The possibility of the Commission presenting a new proposal for the legislation remains uncertain, as does the future of sustainable pesticide use in the EU.

Let’s discuss this outcome at our international conferences for the plant protection industry, e.g. at the:

23rd International ECOTOX Conference “Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management”, 6 - 7 December 2023 in Dusseldorf/Germany and via Live Stream 

12th International Online Conference „Pesticide Residues in Food“, 12 - 13 December 2023
22nd International Conference “Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment”, 25 - 26 April 2024 in Dusseldorf/Germany and via Live Stream

26th International AGRO Conference “Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water", 6 - 7 June 2024 in Düren (near Cologne)/Germany


Credits: European Parliament, Agrarheute, Tagesschau

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