[Tekst alleen beschikbaar in het Engels] The European Coordination has just released a new publication on pesticides, “a small peasant agroecology manual on how to phase out the use of pesticides”.This 5-page document starts with presenting the pesticides situation in Europe. How come do we still use more and more pesticides despite massive scientific evidence and awareness on their harmful effects?
It continues with listing 6 reasons why we should rule pesticides out, and 5 alternatives to their use. Finally, farmers’ demands are made clear: setting a Common Agricultural and Food Policy (CAPF), ending free trade agreements and the implementing commercial measures to support farmers.
Make sure to read this brochure to get your arguments ready for the next debate on pesticides! Read and share the brochure in English, French and Spanish.