Several weeks late, the European Commission presented the last two main pillars of its strategy “Sustainable growth”, the Green Deal. It’s rare enough to be stressed, these new announcements of “From the farm to the fork” strategies, and on the protection of biodiversity, surprised by their ambition, including on the side of civil society.
“The restoration of Nature will be a central element of the European recovery plan, allowing numerous investment and employment opportunities to restore the European economy”, assured Ursula von der Leyen’s team.
Highlight: Commission requests Member States to reduce “50% use and risk of chemical pesticides and 50% use of the most dangerous pesticides” within ten years. The ambiguous formulation still leaves the industry free to focus on reducing the “risk” of the products, not on the quantities used. However, it does not exist for the moment
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