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Denmark in EU vanguard on agchem sustainable use

Denmark’s history of promoting alternatives to pesticide use makes it well placed to fully implement the EU sustainable pesticide use Directive (2009/128), the European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office, the FVO, says. It notes the use of a variable rate pesticide tax, propelling prices of some products several times over as the “key policy initiative to achieve a substantial reduction in risk associated with pesticide use”. The Office cautions that difficulties controlling the entry of illegal pesticide imports from other member states compromises ambitious use reduction goals.


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