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The new Czech Presidency of the Council clearly adopted a different approach on the Farm to Fork strategy compared to previous presidencies: in light of the war in Ukraine and its consequences on the world’s food security, it intends to slow down the process of reform. At the same time, however, Health Commissioner Kyriakides presented to MS and strongly advocated for the advancement of regulations on pesticides use, getting closer to the implementation of one target of the strategy (reduction of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030): in her presentation, she said that Integrated Pest management methods will be favored, and that pesticides should only be used as the very last resource. A report of the US agricultural department analyzed the effects that the F2F could have on the European milk sector, concluding that, if fully implemented, the milk sector will have to prepare to suffer.   

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