At the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (see previous posts below) we spoke to Luca Montaranella, who is with the Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES). The IES is part of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Comission, its role being to provide scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union policies.

In this clip, Mr Montarenella expressed his doubt over claims made at the Forum that there was plenty more land available for cultivation of crops around the world, and spoke of his institutes’s collaboration with EFSA in an attempt to make informed science-based decisions on matters such as pesticides regulation.

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