On the back of an increasing body of research pointing to their harmful effects, the EU is gearing up to slash the use and risk of pesticides in half by 2030. But alternatives are currently expensive and poorly promoted in Poland. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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In addition to longstanding objectives like the reduction of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, the European Commission envisages setting three more targets in its new flagship food policy, EURACTIV can reveal.
Tasos Haniotis, the deputy director-general at European Commission's DG AGRI, views new breeding techniques as a way to manage pests in agriculture, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV.com.