Chapter 12. European Food Industry Initiatives Reducing Pesticide USE

  1. Frank den Hond,
  2. Peter Groenewegen and
  3. Nico M. van Straalen
  1. Nicolien M. Van der Grijp

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995457.ch12

Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives

Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives

How to Cite

Van der Grijp, N. M. (2003) European Food Industry Initiatives Reducing Pesticide USE, in Pesticides: Problems, Improvements, Alternatives (eds F. den Hond, P. Groenewegen and N. M. van Straalen), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995457.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 17 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632056590

Online ISBN: 9780470995457



  • pesticide use;
  • sustainable agriculture;
  • food industry's initiatives;
  • food supply chains;
  • supply chain management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Shifting power in food supply chains

  • Role of standard setting,certification and labelling

  • Overview of the market situation for sustainably produced food

  • Retailer initiatives in four European countries

  • Bottlenecks and challenges

  • Future perspectives for market-driven initiatives

  • Notes