Klöckner presents statistics: poisoned quarrel about the glyphosate

presented the killers As a state Minister of economic Affairs, Julia Klöckner (CDU), on Wednesday, the annual statistics of their house to the use of weed and P

Klöckner presents statistics: poisoned quarrel about the glyphosate

presented the killers As a state Minister of economic Affairs, Julia Klöckner (CDU), on Wednesday, the annual statistics of their house to the use of weed and Pest, went to it the first time, less with Numbers but also with pictures. Klöckner showed photos of how the common spider mite eats a Potato field full, and as the scab fungus of Apples affects. "You can hardly imagine that such a thing is requested by the consumer," she said, with a view to a with brown spots strewn Apple. Their message is clear: "Without crop protection products, it will not go."

Julia Löhr

business correspondent in Berlin.

F. A. Z.

Anyway, their use had decreased in the past year. To 6.7 percent, the quantity sold decreased from 2018 to the lowest level for twenty years. For the particularly controversial agent glyphosate, the Ministry, and there was even a decline of 11.3 percent. Thus, the downward trend continued in 2012.

"It is important to secure the Harvest

when the environmentalists demanded From glyphosate comes," could not Klöckner to say. Only so much: as Long as the funding is approved in the EU and until the end of 2022 the case, hardly. A strategy, such as the use of should be further reduced, have you submitted to. "We are waiting for the Ministry of the environment, in this regard." Demands for a complete waiver of pest controller you are rejected: "It is important to secure the Harvest." The importance of local food, have been shown in the Corona-crisis.

The nature conservation associations are not the happy little surprise. The declining Numbers are a result of hot and dry weather, "and not a political result," criticized the FEDERAL government. An ambitious strategy for the reduction of pesticides is still lacking. The Nabu called for a "departure from the Chemicalization of our landscape". The industrial Agricultural Association countered: "If the last few years one of them disproved, then the prejudice, farmers, sprayers resources without a measure and mind."

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 12:20

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