- February 11, 2021
- Oeko Test
Germany | Federal cabinet approves controversial package on insect protection
The federal cabinet passed the legislative package on insect protection this Wednesday after months of struggle. As Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) and Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) announced at a joint press conference in the morning, both the new version of the Federal Nature Conservation Act (commonly known as the Insect Protection Act) and the change in the so-called Plant Protection Application Ordinance have been initiated.
Both projects had met strong opposition in advance - both from the federal states and from farmers. They fear economic losses as a result of the more restrictive use of pesticides, which the regulation on plant protection in particular regulates.
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