Comments on: PEST committee boss insists on toxic pesticide to protect organic winemakers https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/pest-committee-boss-insists-on-toxic-pesticide-to-protect-organic-winemakers/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:56:59 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: bmitchener https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/pest-committee-boss-insists-on-toxic-pesticide-to-protect-organic-winemakers/#comment-334947 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:25:09 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1249815#comment-334947 Thanks to Euractiv for having the courage to point out the hypocrisy of the MEPs and others who look the other way when it comes to “organic” pesticides.
Yes, people, organic farmers also use pesticides! Some of them, like copper sulphate, are terribly toxic (read this: http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/…/carba…/copper-sulfate-ext.html). But because they’re “natural” they’re not even regulated by EU pesticide laws, which only cover synthetic pesticides.
Demand that politicians put science first and stop playing political games with people’s health!

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By: simon.ward@increment.co.uk https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/pest-committee-boss-insists-on-toxic-pesticide-to-protect-organic-winemakers/#comment-334831 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 08:10:29 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1249815#comment-334831 Doesn’t this symbolise everything that is wrong with the system? Why use a nasty arbitrarily designated “organic” material (I always thought organic meant carbon based but can’t see anything carbon in copper sulphate) when there are more effective and safer non ‘organic’ materials available. Surely policy should be based on objectives and not labels?

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