White Paper: Ensuring a Higher Level of Protection from Pesticides in Europe

The White Paper, coordinated by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and produced by a group of 24 experts from the field of pesticides, risk assessment, human and environmental health identifies the many shortfalls in the safety assessment of pesticides in Europe that lead to dangerous substances being used in open spaces. The analysis also proposes concrete solutions on how to improve the pesticide risk assessment in Europe in line with the mandatory requirements of EU law.

The White Paper intends to feed the ongoing evaluation of the EU legislation on Pesticides (e.g. REFIT, General Food Law, PEST Committee), by supporting a higher level of protection from pesticides in Europe. It also aims at promoting the development and implementation of sustainable non-chemical alternative practices in our food production system.

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