New EU strategy may cut agri production by 20%, says Polish Minister

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Although the new biodiversity strategies and “From Farm to Fork”, which are part of the Green Deal, introduce ambitious goals, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, Polish Minister of Agriculture stated it may lead to a decline in agricultural production in the EU by at least 20%.

“Reducing plant protection products and fertilizers is a sensible slogan, but who is to reduce it? All or only those who have significantly exceeded the standards in relation to countries using minimal amounts of pesticides or artificial fertilizers,” the minister asked.

The minister further added if agricultural production falls, Europe may not be able to ensure its food security.