Crop Protection Association issues pesticides leaflet

It's time to put a fresh perspective on the essential role pesticides play in safeguarding our food supply, protecting the environment and improving our way of life, says the Crop Protection Association (CPA).

Nick von Westenholz
Nick von Westenholz

The CPA's new leaflet aims at providing the public with an introduction to crop protection - explaining the benefits of pesticides and why they’re safe for consumers and the environment.

The leaflet "Pesticides in Perspective", along with a one-minute animation, are available at www.pesticidesinperspective.org.uk . Hard copies can be obtained from the CPA at info@cropprotection.org.uk

CPA chief executive officer Nick von Westenholz said: "There’s a great deal of debate and misunderstanding about the use of pesticides in food production and in our environment more widely, and we hope this leaflet will help explain why pesticides are used, what their benefits are and why they’re safe for consumers and the environment.

"Farmers will need to use every available technology – including pesticides – to help meet the challenge of feeding a global population set to reach 9.5 billion by 2050 while protecting the natural environment and conserving precious natural resources.

"I hope our new leaflet reaches as wide an audience as possible. From the parent concerned about pesticide residues in food, to the primary school teacher giving a lesson on agriculture, or the farmer welcoming the public through their gates, we hope this leaflet will be a valuable and informative resource."


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