Press release from | No. 06/2022

Picture-perfect fruit and vegetables are a burden on environment and climate

makellose, gerade gewachsene und einheitlich lange Möhren mit frisch-grünem Blattwerk

Strict requirements regarding the appearance and size of fruit and vegetables are a burden on the environment because this often requires the use of additional plant protection agents and fertilisers. It also causes unnecessary food losses. The consumer protection centres and UBA call on businesses to offer fruit and vegetables in all sizes and looks as standard. read more

Press release from | No. 51/2021

Rise in use of problematic plant protection products

Honigbiene im Rapsfeld

Sales volumes of plant protection products (pesticides) in the agricultural sector remain high, says data from the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). After a temporary decline in sales in 2018/2019, farmers demonstrated greater demand for specific problematic active substances, including insecticides that are dangerous to bees and herbicides critical to groundwater. read more

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