Safer Phosphates has shared a letter to the EU reiterating its support for proposed revisions of the Fertilisers Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003.
SaferPhosphates has shared a letter of support with the European Commission. In this letter, Prof. Erik Smolders (Leuven University, Belgium) and Dr. Paul Römkens (Wageningen University & Research) acknowledge no dispute over their respective cadmium studies and acknowledge co-engagement in the Wageningen study.
World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.
Safer Phosphates calls on EU Member States to defend safer and more sustainable consumption of phosphates
Safer Phosphates has issued a letter to the Member States of the European Union, in which it calls upon the national governments to consider a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to the review of fertilizer regulation currently under discussion in the Council of the European Union. This regulation will also soon be discussed in tripartite discussions between the European Commission, The Council and the European Parliament.
BRUSSELS (01/11/2017) – Safer Phosphates welcomes the outcome of the European Parliament’s debate and subsequent vote on the Circular Economy (CE) package, which includes measures to limit cadmium (Cd) and other heavy metal levels in phosphate-based fertilizers that are used by farmers to grow crops in EU member states.
Watch the video discussing the higher Cd accumulation in EU soils than previous studies had found.
BRUSSELS – Today Safer Phosphates™ officially announces its founding members, who have joined the alliance to promote the use of low heavy-metal phosphate-based fertilizers in order to limit the potential contamination of our soils, water and food, thereby reducing associated health risks.
Watch the video that discusses the health implications of Cd in our soils
Safer Phosphates™ has been publishing relevant information and sharing data on the Cd limit value debate. This note clarifies some of the most widespread misconceptions found in communications regarding the proposed new EU Fertilizer Regulation, and thus aims to contribute to a balanced, fact-based debate that puts human and environmental health ahead of other interests.