DG AGRI backs new breeding techniques for pest management

Euractiv | Feb 14, 2020 at 3:41 PM
  • Tasos Haniotis, the deputy director-general at European Commission’s DG AGRI, views new breeding techniques as a way to manage pests in agriculture.
  • In this way, Haniotis appears to place equal importance on new breeding techniques as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and bio-controls as tools for reducing pesticide use.
  • Including agricultural biotechnology solutions, NBTs continue to be contested by other stakeholders.