Low Yield Report

Low Yield - Cumulative impact of hazard-based legislation on crop protection products in Europe

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Pesticides have been a source of controversy for many decades. Supporters point to the benefits of controlling risks of pests, increasing the yield per hectare, contributing to stable supply of basic foods and at the same time supporting agricultural incomes. Detractors assert environmental implications and are concerned about human health. This socio-economic impact assessment goes beyond assertions in an effort to quantify the direct and indirect impacts of pesticide use, adding a quantitative dimension to the discussions.