Global crop protection associations have agreed to a safety data transparency initiative.
CropLife America announced the partnership with its European counterpart as a voluntary commitment to enable more public access to pesticide product safety data from non-commercial use. Doing so, the associations say, will help explain the existing regulatory process, focusing on the European Union, and to address the safety, efficacy and benefits of crop protection products. The initiative stems from the global pesticide industry’s commitment to transparency, responsibility and sustainability.
In the U.S., federal law requires the Environmental Protection Agency to make pesticide safety data available to the public, which has made the U.S. a world leader in transparency and access to the public.
CropLife America says the association supports a “continuing conversation” with the public on safety issues and the “continued transparency” of pesticide safety data around the world.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.