September 19, 2008
We attended an event in Brussels yesterday entitled “The Importance of Science and Technology to the Future of European Agriculture and Food Production”, organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium.
Part of the event consisted of an expert panel discussion focussing on the following question: “the regulatory and political environment for science and technology’s contribution to European agriculture”. In their introductory remarks, two of the panel speakers, Members of the European Parliamant Hiltrud Breyer (Greens, Germany) and Robert Sturdy (EPP-ED, United Kingdom), gave their views on the pending revision of Directive 91/414 governing pesticides. These may be seen in the videos below.
We shall be uploading more material from the event in the coming days.Author : Helen Dunnett