European Commission aims to cut farm, fishery antibiotic use

  22 May 2020

The European Commission yesterday announced new targets for reducing sales of antibiotics used on farms and in aquaculture.

The targets, part of the Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly food system, call for a 50% reduction in sales of antibiotics for farmed animals and aquaculture in European Union member states by 2030. The strategy also calls for a 50% reduction in pesticide use, a 20% reduction in the use of fertilizers, and for making 25% of agricultural land organic by 2030.

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