Biopesticides and biostimulants provide opportunity for sustainable agriculture, but how are they regulated in the EU?
Biostimulants and biopesticides are two categories of biological products that are currently advancing as a response to reduce the amount of chemicals used in agriculture. These products can be very similar in terms of composition. However, both types of products are regulated very differently in the EU. Biopesticides are regulated on EU level and fall under the scope of Regulation (EU) No 1107/2009 regulating PPPs. They are evaluated in a two-step process.
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