Thursday, 21 May 2020

EU Reducing Pesticides and Promoting Organic


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The European Commission unveiled plans on 20th May 2020 to protect biodiversity and building a more sustainable food system. Also, reduce the use of pesticides and promote Organic Farming. 

EU aims to reduce the use of chemical pesticides by 2030 and at least reserve 25% of land for Organic Farming. They will plant an extra 3 billion trees during the next 10 years.

According to them, agriculture activity generates around 10% greenhouse gas emission and the use of antimicrobials should be reduced by 50 percent for fishery and animal farming.

They also estimate to increase organic farming will increase 10-20 % jobs as compared to traditional farming. 


The environmental and climate change issue and disasters reducing the EU GDP by up to 2% and the world lost an estimated 3.5-18.5 trillion euros per year from 1197-2011. Also the 5-5 -10.5 trillion euros from land degradation every year.

They finally accept too much meat consumption and producing will hurting human health. Destroying nature and climate affected by a human is also a factor of this type of activity.

Greenpeace unmarked five million euros only for advertising beef for this year and they spend 28-32 million euros on livestock and feed production every year. Whereas more than 70% of all EU agriculture land dedicated to feeding livestock. 

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