Round table on insect protection: After all the talking

Schulze, Klöckner, farmers and environmental organisations discussed the controversial topic of agriculture. There were no reassurances, Concrete. flower and

Round table on insect protection: After all the talking

Schulze, Klöckner, farmers and environmental organisations discussed the controversial topic of agriculture. There were no reassurances, Concrete.

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the receipt of insects, particularly in protected areas is important, no one wanted to deny. Not that the concerns of the farmers should be adhered to. But Details of exactly how to proceed together, couldn't name the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD), and Federal agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU).

On Tuesday met the Minister of interior with representatives from agriculture and forestry as well as environmental organizations and country representatives for the second round table, insect protection, Ministry of food and agriculture. The theme this time was die agriculture – is a particularly hot potato in the debate on the so-called Insects. It was primarily the use of pesticides in agricultural protection areas, a classic point of Conflict between agriculture and environmental protection. "It would be presumptuous to expect final results," said Klöckner to the conversation. "We have designated times only, what is important," explained Schulze.

the President of The German farmers ' Association, Joachim Rukwied,called for cooperation: "insect protection is only possible with us, the farmers, against us." It is important that the eligibility of measures for insect and nature conservation already in place. "This would be undermined by regulatory prohibitions," said Rukwied. Klöckner as well as Schulze stressed the importance of compensation payments in the event of Prohibited. In the discussion, some of the rumors could have been dispelled, the representatives of the agricultural concern. The round table was, among other things, for "to clarify that we are not secret campaign plans to destroy the agriculture in Germany", said Schulze.

"the programme of action of the insect"

Matthias Meißner, head of Department of biodiversity, the FEDERAL government said that the competent ministries should prepare to Pay, what areas and funds is actually. Much of the content of the law to be undefined yet. The environmental umbrella organization DNR criticized that the policy is acting too slowly: "This delay tactic fails to recognize the drama of the loss of Species in our cultural landscape and nature conservation is technically not feasible," said the Political Director Florian Beautiful.

The Cabinet had decided in the autumn a package of regulations to enforce environmental protection in agriculture. This includes a ban on the controversial Unkrautgifts glyphosate by the end of 2023 belongs to. The use of pest poisons should be highly restricted. From a corresponding "programme of action of the insect" is to be produced, to a law – a draft should come in this year. After the special Meeting on agriculture is scheduled to follow in may, a further, wide-scale round table.

Date Of Update: 03 March 2020, 19:00

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