On the 24th of January 2023 ‘Save bees and farmers!’ European Citizen Initiative had a hearing in the European Parliament.
Reacting to the hearing Anika Gatt Seretny, Senior Communications Manager of CropLife Europe, said: “There is a clear trend showing a decline in pesticide use and risk, showcasing a real transformation of the sector towards sustainability and resilience. We cannot forget however that innovation takes time. We cannot remove solutions before we have adequate alternatives be it pesticides or biopesticides. 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.”