On Tuesday, the Environment Committee voted on a reduction of plant protection products and a complete ban of plant protection products in sensitive areas in the European Union. Peter Liese, spokesman on environment policy in the biggest group of the European Parliament (EPP, Christian Democrats) stated:

"The goal of reducing the use of plant protection products is right, but bans are wrong. That's why we reject a general ban on pesticides in so-called sensitive areas as well as a ban on glyphosate. Particularly in the current phase, when food prices are the driver of inflation, we must be careful not to drive costs up even further through political measures. The proposal for a total ban on pesticides is even opposed by conservationists in my region. Here, the Green rapporteur Sarah Wiener and those who support her compromise are overshooting the mark."