We risk non-tariff barriers in overseas countries when banned chemicals are detected offshore. We can’t afford to allow weak regulations that permit chemicals banned in Europe in our produce so we need to align with European decisions on hazardous substances.
We will adopt these 2020 policy measures:
- a reduction by 50% of the use and risk of chemical pesticides and the use of more hazardous pesticides by 50% by 2030.
- a reduction of nutrient losses by at least 50% while ensuring that there is no deterioration in soil fertility. This will reduce the use of fertilisers by at least 20% by 2030.
- a reduction by 50% of the sales of antimicrobials for farmed animals and in aquaculture by 2030
- and reaching 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030