MEPs study EU agrochemical use
Further calls for the EU to consider agrochemical use-reduction targets were made in a meeting this month organised by the Socialist Group of the European Parliament. The hearing considered presentations from industry, governments and NGOs on the European Commission's proposed thematic strategy for sustainable pesticide use and its proposals to revise the EU agrochemical registration Directive (91/414). The Socialist Group is to use the information to formulate its opinion on the Commission's proposals. The latest debate follows a Parliamentary public hearing on the proposals in February (Agrow No 514, p 8).