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CropLife Europe comment on the EU trends in the use and risk of chemical pesticides

On the 5th of July 2023 European Commission released the EU trends in the use and risk of chemical pesticides. Responding to the publication CropLife Europe commented: “There is a clear trend showing a decline in pesticide use and risk. This showcases the real transformation the farmers have made with the increased uptake of IPM.

Farmers toolboxes need to be replenished. We need to ensure adequate alternatives be it pesticides or biopesticides are available before removing solutions.

It is even more vital, with the increasing challenges of food security, to ensure farmers have access to a continuous supply of effective solutions to protect crops from pests and diseases.”