Comments on the Revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive

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Published: 13 April 2021
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Intensive agricultural practices, including heavy pesticide use, are the main driver of the EU’s collapsing biodiversity. Yet alternative solutions for crop protection against pests exist and have been tried and tested by many farmers. The EEB calls for a holistic shift to agroecological approaches and nature-based solutions that protect ecosystems and help climate mitigation and adaptation, while supporting healthy and sustainable farming.