The SUR is crucial to implement the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies
BeeLife together with 28 NGOs, among them the European organic movement and IBMA (biocontrol manufacturers) call on the European Parliament and the EU Council to support the EU Commission’s proposal on the Sustainable use of pesticides regulation (SUR) despite attacks to weaken it and delay its adoption.
The Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products Regulation (SUR) is crucial to implement the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies, as well as the Zero Pollution Action Plan, and is therefore key to delivering on the pesticide reduction objectives of the Green Deal. The revision of the Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD) must lead to an ambitious SUR reform, which is an important step towards achieving a toxic free environment, protecting the environment and achieving resilient farming systems capable of securing food production and facing current and future crises.
We urge Agriculture, Health and Environment Ministers and Members of the European Parliament not to call for further delays in the adoption of the SUR, and to work towards achieving an ambitious SUR. We trust European decision makers will live up to the task that lies in front of them for further improving the current SUR proposal to ensure the environmental goals of the EU Green Deal are properly addressed, to protect our health and the environment, and to make our agriculture resilient.