Chemical plant protection crisis - Part 1

February 2023 - A commentary on the topic by Prof. Dr. Ralf-Udo Ehlers (e-nema GmbH) -
The EU Regulation on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (SUR) was proposed by the EU Commission in June 2022. It is part of the "Green Deal" and "Farm to Fork" strategy of the EU Commission, among other things with the aim of reducing the use of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030.

„Envrionmentalists decry „avoidable“ pesticide use on italien apples“

„Apple producers int the North Italien region of South Tyro use mors hazardous pesticides than necessary, according to an investigation by German media and environmentalists, but not everyone thinks the data is this clear-cut.“

BBC podcast: Have the warnings of „Silent Spring“ been heeded?

„Rachel Carson’s 1962 book Silent Spring has probably done more than any other to raise concerns about the damage that uncontrolled use of chemicals can cause to the natural world."

Demand to the EU-Parliament and the EU-Council concerning SUR

„29 NGOs, the European organic movement, beekeepers and IBMA (biocontrol manufacturers) call on the Parliament and the Council to support the Commission’s proposal on the SUR (Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products Regulation) despite attacks to weaken it and delay its adoption.“