- October 23, 2023
Joint statement for an ambitious pesticides law that protects people & nature
We, the undersigned already more than 75 organisations, representing environment, health and consumers organizations, drinking water suppliers, farmers and agricultural workers, call upon all EU Member States and Members of the European Parliament to support and adopt a strong Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR) without further delays. Securing robust and coherent provisions in the SUR is urgent and essential to protecting farmers’, farmworkers’ and citizens’ health, tackle the biodiversity crisis, the pollution of aquatic and other ecosystems, and support the much-needed transformation towards resilient food systems.
The need to significantly reduce pesticide use has been stressed by the scientific community, and repeatedly called for by EU citizens. Less than a year before the 2024 EU elections, people across the EU expect from decision-makers to better protect their health and nature.CONTINUE READING ON: friendsoftheearth.eu