Europe is moving at a snail’s pace on pesticide innovation, say MEPs 

Member states have failed to replace chemical pesticides with low-risk alternatives, says a report to be put to the vote on Tuesday.

The draft resolution from the Environment Committee says that EU member states have not made progress in implementing EU legislation on the sustainable use of pesticide.

Very little has been done to promote and incentiviss research, development and uptake of low-risk and non-chemical alternatives, they add..

Background

An October 2017 scientific study on flying insect biomass showed that the flying insect population in 63 conservation areas in Germany has plummeted by more than 75 % in 27 years.

Procedure: Non-legislative resolution

2017/2284(INI)

Debate/vote: Tuesday, 12 February