Within eight years the use of chemical crop protection products must be halved. That is one of the pillars of the European Commission’s Green Deal. But it is Brussels that stands in the way of achieving this ambitious goal, says the Dutch company Koppert in the Financieele Dagblad. In Berkel en Rodenrijs they point out the sluggish registration of organic crop protection products. This is at the top of the agenda of the new management, according to this article (€).
The criticism of the registration is not new, but with the publication in the national newspaper, it reaches a large (non-)horticultural audience.
Mooi maar ook ontluisterend artikel over familiebedrijf @Koppert. Duurzame gewasbescherming is binnen handbereik maar @CTGB_NL @ministerlnv en @EUCouncil hebben te weinig specialisten. Wel regelgeving opleggen maar door trage toelating op Europese markt doen we onszelf tekort! pic.twitter.com/CkohpWmKUA
— Arne Weverling (@ArneWeverling) April 18, 2022
In the tweet above: “Nice but also disconcerting article about family business @Koppert. Sustainable crop protection is within reach but @CTGB_NL @ministerlnv and @EUCouncil have too few specialists. We do impose regulations but by being slow in getting products onto the European market we are failing ourselves!” pic.twitter.com/CkohpWmKUA