In today’s “The Parliament Magazine”, two Members of the European Parliament call on their colleagues from the ENVI Committee to adopt reasonable limits on cadmium.
ENVI Rapporteur from the EPP, Italian MEP Elisabetta Gardini calls on her colleagues from the ENVI Committee to adopt limits that are based on sound assessment of risk. She also notes that levels of cadmium in soils are already falling and limits much higher than those proposed by the European Commission would achieve further reductions. Finally, she notes that precision agriculture, which limits the amount of fertilizer used only to that specifically need by the very plants cultivated would be the most effective way to reduce cadmium in soils. The AEEP fully supports Rapporteur Gardini in her assessment.