With or without pesticides?

Almost everything we eat originates on a farm. Every day farmers overcome myriad challenges to meet our demand for safe, affordable and healthy food. Pesticides are a vital component in a farmer’s toolbox: they help protect crops from pests and disease, help keep pests and pathogens out of the food chain, and help farmers secure the food supply with the efficient use of ever-scarcer natural resources.

ECPA represents the crop protection industry in Europe, and promotes the safe and sustainable use of pesticides to bring benefits to you, the farmer and the environment.

We are working to open up the conversation about food production in Europe with the #WithOrWithout campaign. Join us as we address your questions and concerns. Explore this website and share your thoughts on Twitter via #WithOrWithout @cropprotection

Supporting documents

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    Key findings: Consumer Understanding of the Global Food Challenge

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    News release: Study shows consumers underestimate the severity of the global food challenge

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