Revolutionizing Europe’s Soil Health: WUR Scientists Demand Stricter Legislation

Wageningen University & Research, one of BENCHMARKS partners, asked for a stricter law and its petition was broadly supported

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In July 2023, the European Commission introduced a Soil Health Law proposal, a pivotal moment for scientists advocating for healthier soils. While a step forward, experts from WUR, including Rachel Creamer, Liesje Mommer, and Fenny van Egmond, argue the law needs to be more stringent. Critics stress the need for greater ambition. 🌱

These scientists penned a joint letter to Brussels, suggesting improvements in soil health measurement and pollution monitoring. Despite challenges, they push for a law reflecting the latest scientific knowledge—a collective push toward a greener, healthier Europe. 🔬 Creamer, Mommer, and Van Egmond, supported by signatures, will submit their Scientific Response Letter soon, hoping to shape legislation for a sustainable future.

WUR, our partner

Wageningen University, part of Wageningen University & Research, is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. They do so by working closely together with governments and the business community. Here you have a video of the petition calls with different experts talking. In BENCHMARKS we are grateful of the broad support from the scientist community and we encourage you to keep updated about these topics reading our blog .🌾 🌿

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#SoilHealth #Sustainability #WUR #BENCHMARKS

In July 2023, the European Commission introduced a Soil Health Law proposal, a pivotal moment for scientists advocating for healthier soils. While a step forward, experts from WUR, including Rachel Creamer, Liesje Mommer, and Fenny van Egmond, argue the law needs to be more stringent. Critics stress the need for greater ambition. 🌱

These scientists penned a joint letter to Brussels, suggesting improvements in soil health measurement and pollution monitoring. Despite challenges, they push for a law reflecting the latest scientific knowledge—a collective push toward a greener, healthier Europe. 🔬 Creamer, Mommer, and Van Egmond, supported by signatures, will submit their Scientific Response Letter soon, hoping to shape legislation for a sustainable future.

WUR, our partner

Wageningen University, part of Wageningen University & Research, is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. They do so by working closely together with governments and the business community. Here you have a video of the petition calls with different experts talking. In BENCHMARKS we are grateful of the broad support from the scientist community and we encourage you to keep updated about these topics reading our blog .🌾 🌿

#SoilHealth #Sustainability #WUR #BENCHMARKS

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