"For those working in the development of these sustainable solutions, reaching these two milestones marks a huge step forward" Dr. Aoife Dillon
For decades, scientists, governments, regulators, and governing bodies have been battling to find the right balance within their regulations and registration frameworks, which has been an unenviable task.
Politically, environmentally, economically, and socially, biopesticides tick many boxes. Yet, until recently, the uptake of many of these crop protection products have been slow. But that is about to change.
In October 2022, the European Commission arrived at the ‘requirements mechanism’ that many of us have been waiting for. It adopted new rules designed to approve new biopesticide agents and authorise new biopesticide products more effectively and efficiently.