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EU to reduce pesticide use, push ‘sustainable’ ag policies internationally

May 22, 2020 at 4:41 PM
The European Union is aiming to slash its use of agricultural pesticides by 50 percent over the next 10 years as a part of its “Green Deal” priorities, the bloc announced this week, saying it will begin considering “environmental aspects” in requests for pesticide tolerances for foreign products. The “ Farm to Fork ” and “ EU Biodiversity ” strategies, outlined in two EU publications this week, are designed to enable a more sustainable agricultural system and promote a “global...

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