EU industry warns of more fake agchems
Counterfeit pesticides are increasingly present in most European countries, warns the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA). Around 5-7% of the European pesticide market is affected by counterfeiting and illegal trade, and in some regional "hot spots", some 25% or more of products are fakes, it says. The ECPA calls for urgent action by governments. "Despite more and more regulation related to pesticide use, less and less attention is devoted to enforcement of regulations."