European Union: Pesticides Initiatives in the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

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On May 20, 2020, the European Commission announced the publication of both the Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy and the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, which contain roadmaps for enhancing food and agricultural sustainability by 2030 under the EU Green Deal. The Strategies mark the beginning of a process that aims to fundamentally change the way EU agriculture operates and food is produced for, and provided to, EU consumers. The Strategies are not legislative actions, and their objectives will need to be converted into legislative proposals. The European Parliament and Member States will shape and amend these proposals as part of the EU legislative process. This multi-step legislative development process and negotiations between EU institutions typically takes several years to complete. This report focuses on one of the main initiatives of the Strategies - a 50 percent reduction of pesticide use and risk by 2030, which is supported by three key proposals.

European Union: Pesticides Initiatives in the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

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