DG AGRI backs new breeding techniques for pest management

By |februar 14th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biopesticides, Biotechnology, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, Greenpeace, integrated pest management, new breeding techniques, News, Pesticides|

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.

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Integrated pest management should be linked to CAP payments, say auditors

By |februar 6th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biological pesticides, court of auditors, European Court of Auditors, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, News, organic, organic agriculture|

The European Commission has been unable to adequately measure and reduce either the effects or the risks from pesticides due to a lack of rigorous and suitable data, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors, released on Wednesday (5 January). 

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Fighting fire with fire: pest control by playing nature at its own game

By |januar 31st, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biocontrol, biological pesticides, European Green Deal, microbial pesticides, News, organic agriculture, pest control, Pesticides, sustainable agriculture|

Microbial and macrobial pesticides, or ‘biologicals’, have been rapidly gaining attention as a sustainable and environmentally friendly viable alternative to chemical pesticides. However, they are currently hampered by maladapted regulation, says the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA). EURACTIV reports.

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