Belgian plan to tackle problem pesticides

The Belgian government has adopted measures to cut the use of environmentally harmful pesticides. The reduction programme - adopted by the Belgian council of ministers on Friday - aims to halve the risks posed by agricultural pesticides by 2010. Aspects of the programme include the introduction of a licence for the use of pesticides, and special measures covering the disposal of methyl bromide. As of 2006 the programme will be funded by "specific contributions" (such as taxes) levied on the most harmful products. The European Commission is slowly developing a pesticides policy for the EU (EED 05/11/02). See information on government website.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
subs@endseurope.com
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.