HEAL Response to public consultation on combined evaluation roadmap/inception impact assessment of the proposed revision of the directive on the sustainable use of pesticides
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed
revision of the sustainable use of pesticides directive (SUP). We are surprised and disappointed at the
European Commission’s approach, which proposes to undertake yet another impact assessment in
order to implement the objectives set under the Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork Strategy in relation
to pesticides use and risk reduction.
Over a decade has passed since the adoption of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUP), and
with it, mounting scientific evidence of the human health and environmental harm caused by the use
of synthetic pesticides. The evidence that pesticides play a part in the burden of diseases associated
with environmental pollutants and the ever increasing scientific alarm about their effects on
biodiversity point to the need for a drastic reduction in their use.
Link to the Response to the consultation on sustainable use of pesticides