EU proposes tougher rules on pesticides
"It will ensure an even higher level of protection ... while also offering more choice to farmers and boosting competitiveness for the industry in this field,"
- EU Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou
Brussels, Belgium - The European Commission proposed stricter rules Wednesday to regulate the use of pesticides including mandatory record-keeping of their use by farmers and a ban on aerial spraying.
EU Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou said tougher rules were needed to improve protection of the environment and human health.