Open NGO letter: European Green Deal needs to cut pesticides and switch to agroecology (EN)

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Erstellungsdatum: 31. März 2020
Zuletzt aktualisiert 2. April 2020

We are writing to you as supporters of the European Citizens Initiative Save Bees and Farmers1 which has been already supported by over a quarter of a million EU citizens.

The significant decline of bees and pollinators in Europe and worldwide, together with the wider collapse of biodiversity we are currently witnessing has rightly raised alarm in the scientific community and general public. Experts have declared that “business as usual” cannot remain an option2,3. It is now finally widely accepted that our food production model is a major driver of this ecology collapse, largely because of the massive use of synthetic pesticides it relies upon.