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25 October 2022

What will it take to achieve a sustainable use of pesticides?

The European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on the sustainable use of pesticides has caused quite a stir.

After having been initially delayed, it is now under review in the European Parliament and by EU Member States. And it promises major changes: not least, to reduce by half the use of chemical pesticides by 2030.

The members of CropLife Europe are leading companies that develop and supply pesticides. In our conversation with its Director General, Olivier de Matos, we will get the views of an industry sector that – on the face of it – has a lot to lose.

Also on the topic of pesticides, watch NOWMORE Questions episode 1 with Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of Copa-Cogeca and NOWMORE Questions episode 4 with Alain Peeters, Vice-President of Agroecology Europe..

About Olivier de Matos

Olivier de Matos is the Director General of CropLife Europe. Prior to CropLife Europe he was the Secretary General at ECETOC, the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, where he spent 4 years leading the association and promoting its scientific programme activities and initiatives. Before that he held various leadership positions at Burson-Marsteller (now BCW) where he worked for more than 15 years.

About CropLife Europe

CropLife Europe represents sustainable crop protection solutions: innovative and science-based, our solutions keep crops healthy and contribute to providing Europeans with a safe, affordable, healthy, and sustainable food supply.

They promote modern farming practices and champion the use of innovation and technology for a more sustainable model of agriculture.