Can we farm without agro-chemicals? Food will be produced without the help of fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals.
Is it possible?
By 2050, the world will need to find enough food to feed 10 billion people. Many farmers choose to use chemicals to keep weeds and pests from destroying their crops and to add more nutrients to the soil. There are three different kinds of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
Sustainable agriculture – For a Europe without pesticides
Workshop – Event 06-03-2019
European Parliament Brussels – Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP)
Can we grow without using herbicides, fungicides and insecticides?
14:00 – 14:15 Welcome
Anthea McIntyre, MEP and STOA Panel Member
14:15 – 14:45 Presentations of the scientific assessment
Barbara De Coninck
Department of Biosystems, KU Leuven
14:45 – 15:15 Presentations Panel Discussants
A viewpoint from conventional agriculture,
Anne van Drunen Littel, Steward Redqueen, for the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)
The stance of organic farmers,
Isabella Lang, IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
Marleen Onwezen, Research Institute for Economic Research, Wageningen UR
15:15 – 16:15 Discussion
16.15 – 16:30 Closing remarks by Anthea McIntyre, MEP
Debating chemicals in the Farm Ecosystem.
– Can we grow without using herbicides, fungicides and insecticides?
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