Last night, I attended a press conference following a scientists’ workshop on the impact of the proposed revision of the EU’s pesticide legislation (Directive 91/414). Ian Denholm from the Rothamsted Research institute, presenting the workshop’s conclusions, pleaded to EU legislators to involve scientists in a thorough risk-based assessment of the proposed legislation, which he said has so far not been the case. View our video clip to hear Ian’s remarks.

Other interviews from the event are being posted to our channel in the coming days.

Click here to read the scientists’ “Declaration of Ljubljana” in full or here to read a press release on the event from the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia.

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