Asia and Europe are at high-risk of pesticide pollution

WNM | Mar 31, 2021 at 7:02 AM

A global map of agricultural land has revealed that 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution. Almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk.

EU plans to halve pesticide use, expand organic farming

WNM | May 22, 2020 at 8:40 AM

The European Commission said it planned to increase organic farming and cut agricultural chemical use to protect the environment, proposals welcomed by green groups but which farmers said would make them less flexible.

EU to halve pesticides by 2030 to protect bees, biodiversity

WNM | May 15, 2020 at 7:30 AM

The European Commission is seeking to halve the use of chemical pesticides by 2030 to halt the decline of pollinators, in a plan likely to draw criticism both from those urging a phase-out of the substances and from farmers who say crop yields will suffer.